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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 370609, 11 pages
Differences in Median Ultraviolet Light Transmissions of Serial Homeopathic Dilutions of Copper Sulfate, Hypericum perforatum, and Sulfur
1Institute of Complementary Medicine (KIKOM), University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
2Society for Cancer Research, Hiscia Institute, 4144 Arlesheim, Switzerland
Received 19 September 2012; Revised 20 November 2012; Accepted 23 November 2012
Academic Editor: Andreas Sandner-Kiesling
Copyright © 2013 Sabine D. Klein et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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