To U.S. News & World Report
about Homeopathy

David Bloomberg

February 25, 1997

Letters Editor
U.S. News & World Report
2400 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1196

To the Editor:

Your article on homeopathy ("Flu symptoms? Try duck," 2/17/97) stated that nobody is harmed by homeopathic products. Indeed, since there are no active ingredients, nobody will be directly hurt. However, anybody who uses homeopathy instead of seeking the aid of a real doctor risks allowing illness to overtake them while they throw away money on useless sugar pills and distilled water (which are, after all, the only ingredients in homeopathic "remedies").

It is the belief in homeopathy, and other unproven "alternatives," that is dangerous to anybody who faces a serious medical problem. This is an important aspect of the discussion, and one that I think is overlooked far too often.

David Bloomberg, Chairman
Rational Examination
Association of Lincoln Land

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