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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:407
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    In June, regulatory authorities warned consumers against using colloidal silver, now widely advertised on the internet as a powerful antimicrobial medication. By now this agent has internet chat groups, user sites, accounts of how silver has an honourable history going back to the middle ages, and sites selling devices for making one's own colloidal silver inexpensively at home. Prospective buyers are told to use silver …

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