Can water possibly have a memory? A sceptical view
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Can water possibly have a memory?
Abstract: 

Homeopathic medicines are currently used in medical practice, despite controversy about their effectiveness. The preparation method is based on extremely high dilutions of many substances in water, far beyond any detectable level. For this reason, it has been suggested that water could retain a 'memory' of substances that have been dissolved in it before the successive dilutions. The paper stresses the fact that this idea is not compatible with our knowledge of pure water. If an explanation on physical grounds is to be found, research must focus in other aspects of the preparation, such as the presence of other molecules and dissolved gases.

Author(s): 
Teixeira, Jose
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Journal Abbreviation: 
Homeopathy
Publication Date: 
2007-07
Publication Year: 
2007
Pages: 
158-162
Volume: 
96
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1475-4916
DOI: 
10.1016/j.homp.2007.05.001
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 17678811

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Jose Teixeira. 2007-07. "Can water possibly have a memory? A sceptical view." Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy 96: 3: 158-162. 10.1016/j.homp.2007.05.001.

Wikipedia Citation

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