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Letters Assaulting alternative medicine

Stop digging: CAM modalities have been tested and found wanting

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 06 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1630
  1. Paul Morgan, consultant intensivist1
  1. 1Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK
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For far too long the pseudoscience behind so called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been lent false authority by the teaching of such nonsense in academic institutions.1 The failure to find evidence of benefit for CAM modalities such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and chiropractic, despite many years of research and the attention …

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