Much ado about nothing
Prophylaxie de la leptospirose à Cuba grâce à l’homéopathie? Un cas d’école d’article qui ne démontre rien d’autre que certaines maladies sont justes spontannément résolutives.
So, the much-trailed* paper on the homeopathic intervention in an outbreak of Leptospirosis in Cuba during 2007 has finally been published (Bracho et al, 2010) along with a very useful companion editorial (Roniger and Jacobs, 2010).
The editorial claims that, « the size of the population treated and the dramatic decrease in disease incidence compared to previous years make it difficult to dismiss these results as spurious or occurring by chance. »
Before finding it quite easy to dismiss these results, some background information on Leptospirosis is in order.
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