Homoeopathy: Inaccuracies, Misunderstandings and Half-Truths in Allopathic Doses

Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK.
Clinical Oncology (Impact Factor: 3.4). 07/2002; 14(3):254-5. DOI: 10.1053/clon.2002.0094
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