Re: Medicine

Jan de Koning (
28 Oct 96 14:21:40 EST

In a reply to "Apologists and other Salesmen" I read an "attack" on
homeopathy, chiropractors etc. Since our doctor is an homeopath, and my wife
often goes to a chiropath with good results, I am just wondering why the furious
attacks on those people. My doctor has a MD degree in (normal) medicine, I
believe from the university of Toronto. He does not hesitate sending his
patients to a "normal" hospital, if needed. I can't understand the reason for
the attacks. A friend of mine (not my doctor) first got an MD degree from the
University of Amsterdam, and then studied homeopathy. He has bee recognized as
a family doctor in Holland for 40+ years. My parents and grand-parents used
homeopatic doctors most of their lives.

As a matter of fact, I find it far more dangerous, that these people are
not recognized by the medical community, since in that way they escape the
supervision of the medical associations. That gives more room for people who
are not qualified.

Also, the argument used: "There is no scientific evidence for the methods
used." is not helpful. More helpful would be if the medical societies would
give evidence, that it is harmful to go to a homeopath etc. Thus far I have not
seen that. It should, of course, for these practicioners be necessary to have a
recognized medical degree, or an equivalent, from properly accredited

Jan de Koning