Benefits and risks of homoeopathy

@article{Goldacre2007BenefitsAR,
  title={Benefits and risks of homoeopathy},
  author={Ben Goldacre},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370},
  pages={1672-1673}
}

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