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The prince and the professor: Which emperor is naked?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:858
  1. John P Briffa, doctor and writer (
  1. London

    EDITOR—The crux of Baum's argument seems to be that the Prince of Wales should not be advising people to embrace “unproved” therapies.1 Baum seems to take particular exception to the Prince of Wales's recent show of support for the so called Gerson therapy, a cancer treatment based on vegetable juices and coffee enemas.

    The Gerson therapy is unproved in that it has not been subjected to systematic study. Whether it is of broad benefit …

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