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Maxim Pshenichnikov
March 4th, 2009
12:44 pm


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Лечим грипп таблэтками: Oscillococcinum, или утка за 20 миллионов
Oscillococcinum, a 200C product "for the relief of colds and flu-like symptoms," involves "dilutions" that are even more far-fetched. Its "active ingredient" is prepared by incubating small amounts of a freshly killed duck's liver and heart for 40 days. The resultant solution is then filtered, freeze-dried, rehydrated, repeatedly diluted, and impregnated into sugar granules. If a single molecule of the duck's heart or liver were to survive the dilution, its concentration would be 1 in 100^200. This huge number, which has 400 zeroes, is vastly greater than the estimated number of molecules in the universe (about one googol, which is a 1 followed by 100 zeroes). In its February 17, 1997, issue, U.S. News & World Report noted that only one duck per year is needed to manufacture the product, which had total sales of $20 million in 1996. The magazine dubbed that unlucky bird "the $20-million duck."

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Date:March 5th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Вот пока мне год назад не расказали, как делается осциллококсин, он мне очень хорошо помогал от гриппа. А как рассказали, сразу перестал!
Date:March 8th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
а как он делается?
Date:March 8th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
а, так же, поняла, извините. Я очень невнимательна.
Date:March 8th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
а там есть какие-то низкие разведения, когда не так много разводят - это тоже шарлатанство?
в Москве в Перово есть гомеоп. поликлиника - она работала и в советское время, по-моему. То есть советская медицина признавала?
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