‘Stumbling and Mumbling: The demand for quacks’ (Why does quack medicine survive?)
Tom Cotter has written below on the use and over-use of vitamins by the Irish public. Here is a another perspective via Stumbling and Mumbling: The demand for quacks.
The 10:23 campaign against homeopathy raises a question: given that homeopathy doesn’t work, why is there such strong demand for it? A new paper by Werner Troesken (ungated draft pdf) sheds some interesting light on this.