Daily Archives: 13-Dec-2007

Charlatans!

Is there no limit to the depths these homeopathetic snake-oil merchants won't sink?

Eureka Alert: The surprising story of Charles Darwin and his homeopathic doctor

(by Dean Draznin of the Foundation for Homeopathic Education and Research)

A new scholarly written book describes hundreds of well-known and respected physicians, scientists, politicians, corporate leaders, and literary greats who used or advocated for homeopathic medicine. Eleven U.S. Presidents, seven popes, Sir William Osler, J.D. Rockefeller, Charles Kettering, and C. Everett Koop are among those famous people who were known to have benefited from homeopathy. Perhaps most surprisingly is the evidence of Charles Darwin's use of homeopathic medicines and the significant results he received from them.

In the new book, The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy (North Atlantic Books, 2007), Dana Ullman presents strong evidence derived primarily from Charles Darwin's own letters about the treatment he received from a homeopathic physician. Ullman suggests that Charles Darwin would not have lived long enough to have completed his seminal work, The Origin of Species, in 1859 if he didn't get homeopathic treatment ten years previously.

My incredulous emphasis added.

Total bollocks, of course.