Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1988 Nov; 29(3): 191-5.
Miraculous cures in gynaecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
As a gynaecologist-oncologist one will quite often have been confronted with patients who have informed one of fairly impressive results of methods of alternative medicine. These convincing stories must have been impressive. Very often one may wonder about these 'cures'. There are, however, patients who give quite accurate and detailed reports, thereby surprising one that such cures were achieved by non-regular treatment. Because of such stories, one will probably start wondering what there is between heaven and earth that conventional medical science does not know of. Now we should certainly not preclude that there may be therapeutic possibilities that are not yet rationally explicable; on the other hand one should be armed when forming an opinion. It is necessary to realise that there may be quite different explanations for miraculous results that alternative therapies may have in cures.