Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts, and the Prince of Wales

  title={Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts, and the Prince of Wales},
  author={Gerald Weissmann},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  • G. Weissmann
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Medicine
  • The FASEB Journal
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