Thank you for clearing up my fog re homeopathy. I had generally grouped it with herbalism and the other "alternative" therapeutic offerings, but without knowing much about it.
As you suggested, it is difficult to understand homeopathy without knowing its history. This easily readable (and enjoyable) review of the subject was not technically challenging and well worth the day I took for reading it, as I now know quite a bit about homeopathy, rather than essentially nothing before.
There are important lessons for we allopathic physicians in homeopathy, specifically the positive effect of spending time to convince the patient one is truly interested in her/him as a person, not just a complaint to be diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately in the western world, the bean counters control the time we have for appointments, and reward procedures, not talk.
I was a bit disappointed that there was little discussion about homeopathy in India, after pointing out its importance in that country; perhaps in the next Lulu edition.
While this book is quite informative for the lay person, I also strongly endorse the text for anyone in the health care arena whom might be confronted by patients or practitioners of homeopathy, and in need of a knowledge base from which to respond.
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