Monday, February 26, 2018

Homeopathy Curing Diseases for More Than Two Centuries

In the late 1800's & until the early 1900s, the use of homeopathy in the United States was more popular than "allopathic" medicine. There were more homeopaths, homeopathic teaching institutions and homeopathic hospitals than allopathic ones. That changed after the push by the begrudging allopaths who decided to form their own association and crush the homeopaths via a publication called the Flexner report. Read more about it HERE Many people do not know that the homeopaths of that time were also trained to perform surgery. However, after the use of well prescribed remedies, the homeopaths could often avoid surgery altogether. Fortunately for us, they kept very good notes and published statistical results of their successful treatments. One of these publications in its entirety (232 pages) can be read via the internet here on Google Books.

The first group of images below are in the publication referenced above; now housed in the Yale University Medical School Library. I have used a photo editing program to lighten the aged pages. No content has been altered. I owe a big thank you for the shout out with a link shared in a blog post by a friend and Naturopath, Dr. Paul Theriault whose practice is in Alberta, Canada. Check it out here. The statistics comparing the treatment outcomes between homeopaths and the allopathic doctors of the time present a stark comparison between the two outcomes. Homeopathic medicines survival statistics were far more favorable than those of their jealous counteparts! If you think the feelings have changed between the two since then, you would be wrong.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

If You Can't Burn Homeopathy Books, what's the next best thing?

In the screen shot tweets I have included, anti homeopathy activist, friend of Alan Henness (Nightingale Collaboration), suggests to other like minded skeptics "Let's send more quacks to jail :) " UK homeopaths, homeopathy users, supporters, homeopathic organizations, hotels, universities & other venues that host informational gatherings to inform the public about alternative health care options, need to be aware of the content on the blog of JoBrodie who cautions her readers to "Think of this blog as a sort of nursery for my half-baked ideas; hence 'Stuff that occurs to me.' "

On one blog page, Brodie describes in explicit diabolical detail what and how anti homeopathy skeptics do, and can, stop educational and/or informational presentations at schools, universities and other organizations. She lists resources for more help as well as successes (less than 10) skeptics have had stopping the informational presentation of alternative health care options, primarily homeopathy. This practice by anti homeopathy activists is dangerous to society. It's bullying. It's disgusting. The title of this blog post reflects my fears in this regard.

As I interpreted one of Brodie's comments (I deleted them), she threatened to proceed with a DMCA take down notice of my entire blog. I understand how embarrassing this must be to have the skeptics' tactics exposed. Someone has to do it. I did. I will. No regrets.

Since Brodie tweets about her blog entries, someone (perhaps a member of the Society of Homeopaths) in London might want to share a link to her blog with meeting room bookers (, institutions of higher learning and health care centers in London. The blog post to read and share, has the words Alternative medicine conferences and events - a guide for hotels and conference centres in the title. It's only fair that they be forewarned and forearmed, right?

If the like minded anti homeopathy skeptics need help, Brodie has posted links to the blogs and/or websites of the "Good Thinking Society; the Nightingale Collaboration; Sense About Science and then a Skeptics in the Pub (various around the UK)" where you can, well....learn how to combat the spread of homeopathy over a pint or two.....

Nightingale Collaboration vs WDDTY Magazine

Nightingale Collaboration Tries Censorship of an article in the WDDTY Magazine. It mentions the word cancer, homeopathy & cure in the same headline!

This article is the content the followers of the Nightingale Collaboration were upset about. Apparently, they did not and never want stores in the UK to stock the magazine. I replied to JoBrodie's tweet which implied that the group of Nightingale anti-homeopathy followers should keep up the pressure by emailing the magazine demanding that Tesco take the magazine off their shop shelves. I think this attempt to keep information about alternative medicine, and especially homeopathy, from the public is "sinister" and told her so. In tweets I have followed, one skeptic bragged that he/she would enter the shops and hide the magazines. Another said that he/she bought all the copies to put in the trash so that the magazine would not be in stock. Censorship is never a good thing. It's a 'numbers game' to the followers of the Nightingale Collaboration. Don't let these few people practice this censorship.