THIS ISSUE of the ARCHIVES includes a letter1 critical of a 1998 article in this journal on a homeopathic treatment for vertigo.2 The author of the letter, Dr Wallace Sampson, raises important issues about standards for critically evaluating new treatment, regardless of whether these interventions lie in the domain of allopathic or alternative medicine.
Yueh B, Piccirillo JF. On Equivalence Trials and Alternative Medicine. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(4):403-404. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.4.403