Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. 2015 Apr;104(2):83-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2015.01.001. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

Historical Foundations of Hormesis

Affiliations

Historical Foundations of Hormesis

Edward J Calabrese. Homeopathy. .

Abstract

The present paper provides an historical assessment of the concept of hormesis and its relationship to homeopathy and modern medicine. It is argued that the dose-response concept was profoundly influenced by the conflict between homeopathy and traditional medicine and that decisions on which dose-response model to adopt were not based on "science" but rater on historical antipathies. While the historical dispute between homeopathy and traditional medicine has long since subsided, their impact upon the field has been enduring and generally unappreciated, profoundly adversely affecting current drug development, therapeutic strategies and environmental risk assessment strategies and policies.

Keywords: Adaptive response; Biphasic; Homeopathy; Hormesis; U-shaped.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 3 articles

Publication types

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback