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Letter: Germ war

The arrogance of the Darwinian doctors never ceases to amaze me. For the past few decades, they have supported a system of medicine based largely on drug suppression of symptoms, and totally derided everything else. Now, according to Kenan Malik ("Why illness means health", Review, 23 June), they claim credit for common-sense ideas one can read any day in journals sympathetic to alternative and complementary medicine.

Homoeopathic practitioners have always warned of the dangers of suppressing symptoms and damaging the immune system. Before the present biochemical era, allowing diseases to take their natural course was considered normal and sensible.

John Evans