Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams
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Old Medicine, New Medicine

I was, when younger, really interested in old medicine: old, because it didn't require a medical license to treat someone on an emergency basis, and I could pass on remedies that I found to help people who were suffering from various illnesses as an auxiliary system. Sometimes, these things had wonderful results: sometimes, just minor improvements. Homeopathic dilutions of staphysagria, for example, really were great to give to people who had fractures of one sort or another after the fracture was set: they sped up recovery time and helped the bones to knit together faster. In other situations, like dentistry, homeopathy was almost entirely useless. As it turns out, sometimes even skeptics prove there is something there, much to the disgust of those who insist that most science is already known and inconsistent with it, so it can't be true.

It will be interesting to see the followups.
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