A Sweeter Pill

How San Francisco’s homeopaths may be a saving grace for the down and out

cat ferguson
Aug 19, 2014 · 10 min read
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Vintage homeopathic remedies. Photo by Jonathan Wilson

“He’d always say, ‘Are you a witch?’ I’d say, nope, it’s a science.”

Can sugar pills and empathy treat a deadly mental illness in an underserved population? And if they can—and it certainly looks like they can—does it matter that the pills aren’t really medicine?


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