Outcome studies are no more than a collation of the voices of patients - the very people whose welfare this debate has apparently been all about. Patients care about getting better; how they got better is of secondary importance.
Homeopathy is no more controversial today than it was in 1948 when it was invited to be part of the NHS at its inauguration. Homeopathy is a structured process involving a very detailed consultation at the end of which a medicine is prescribed which suits the patient and his or her illness in totality.
Back pain is a huge problem for people and the Economy. Diagnosis is difficult. Strengthening the muscles of the back can have great results but involves a lot of work.
The media misrepresents findings of USA anaesthetist on back pain and injections
Jane Gilchrist, one of homeopathy's greatest advocates celebrates her 100th birthday party at The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
Once again, Sir John Beddington insults GPs who choose to send their patients for homeopathy on the NHS.
Major exhibition on Art and Healing opens in April at University College Hospital, London on Thursday 18th April
Time Magazine has on the cover of it's current edition, an article highly critical of the money-led business of medicine in America. We in the UK should be hugely relieved we have universal health care.
It is a pity that few have neither the patience nor the time for medical philosophy these days while many retain the mouth for voicing highly opinionated political ideology on healthcare in medicine. More can be read about the remarkable Dr Ledermann on his website, in a transcription of an interview I conducted with him here and in his obituary in The Times in 2005.