Opening my mind

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:f
  1. Chandrakala Malpani
  1. consultant gynaecologist in Bombay.

    I was a young consultant gynaecologist in 1975 when I saw a 25 year old woman with large venereal warts. I advised ablating them with cryocautery, but she was not happy with this advice, as she wanted to avoid surgery as far as possible. She went away and when she came back after six weeks I found to my surprise that the warts had disappeared. I asked her if she had had the surgery done elsewhere, but she told me that they had “melted away” after she had taken a homoeopathic …

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