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Homeopathy & a quack in Anna Karenina

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by Carmen

by Carmen

FromĀ Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy:

And the celebrated doctor expounded his plan of treatment with Soden waters, a remedy obviously prescribed primarily on the ground that they could do no harm.

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  1. Are you implying that the waters don’t miraculously cure all the diseases listed on the official town website of Bad Soden am Taunus?

    http://www.bad-soden.de/sis/gesundheit/heilquellen/index.html

  2. Homeopathy: at least snake oil might have the decency to contain some snake.

  3. Snake oil may be an effective medicine:

    the only paper I could find quickly.

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