Can homeopaths detect homeopathic medicines? A pilot study for a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled investigation of the proving hypothesis.

@article{Vickers2001CanHD,
  title={Can homeopaths detect homeopathic medicines? A pilot study for a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled investigation of the proving hypothesis.},
  author={Andrew J. Vickers and Rob McCarney and Peter S. Fisher and Robbert van Haselen},
  journal={The British homoeopathic journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={126-30}
}
Homeopaths believe that a medicine, which causes a particular symptom in a healthy volunteer, will cure a similar symptom in a sick patient. From this phenomenon, it is possible to deduce a hypothesis: homeopaths should be able to distinguish a homeopathic medicine from a placebo by taking both and observing their effects. If true, this would support an effect of homeopathic medicines different from that of placebo. If false, it casts serious doubt on the contemporary homeopathic knowledge base… CONTINUE READING
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