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Homoeopathy may not be effective in preventing malaria

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1288

Homoeopathy and Malaria

Whatever the malarial patient received prophylactically was not
recognisably homoeopathy nor was the 'remedy' proved in any way as in
reputable remedies.

To dismiss homoeopathy on the basis of one anecdotal case is poor
science. Travellers taking prohylactic antimalarials have developed
malaria. Would Delauney at al
in these cases assume that antimalarial drugs are a waste of time ? Do
they base their medical practice on the good and bad outcomes of isolated
cases ?

G Dodds

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 November 2000
George Dodds
Falkirk Royal Infirmary