Ministry of Internal Affairs (1832)

[Conclusion of the Medical Council regarding homeopathic treatment] . Zhurnal Ministerstva Vnutrennih del;3:49-63.

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“During this period, the patients were additionally subjects of an innocent deception. In order to deflect the suspicion that they were not being given any medicine, they were prescribed pills made of white breadcrumbs or cocoa, lactose powder or salep infusions, as happened in the homeopathic ward (p. 56).”

Translation provided by Micheal Dean


The editors are grateful to:

Professor Ekaterina Vikhlyaeva, Deputy Director, Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow.

Dr Tatjana A.Mikhailova, Senior Researcher, Department of Germanic Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, Moscow State University.

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