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High sensitivity 1H-NMR spectroscopy of homeopathic remedies made in water

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, November 2004
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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Title
High sensitivity 1H-NMR spectroscopy of homeopathic remedies made in water
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, November 2004
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-4-15
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Authors

David J Anick

Abstract

The efficacy of homeopathy is controversial. Homeopathic remedies are made via iterated shaking and dilution, in ethanol or in water, from a starting substance. Remedies of potency 12 C or higher are ultra-dilute (UD), i.e. contain zero molecules of the starting material. Various hypotheses have been advanced to explain how a UD remedy might be different from unprepared solvent. One such hypothesis posits that a remedy contains stable clusters, i.e. localized regions where one or more hydrogen bonds remain fixed on a long time scale. High sensitivity proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy has not previously been used to look for evidence of differences between UD remedies and controls.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 3%
Netherlands 1 3%
Colombia 1 3%
Unknown 29 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 38%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 2 6%
Lecturer 2 6%
Other 8 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 38%
Chemistry 5 16%
Unspecified 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 9%
Physics and Astronomy 3 9%
Other 6 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 November 2019.
All research outputs
#991,282
of 13,865,726 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#210
of 2,885 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,184
of 109,566 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#18
of 113 outputs
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