Friedhelm Herrmann was considered a renowned German cancer researcher before he triggered one of the largest forgery scandals …
In 1988 Jacques Benveniste published a paper in Nature describing the action of very high dilutions of anti-IgE antibody on the degranulation of human basophils, findings which seemed to support the concept of homeopathy. As a condition for publication Nature asked for the results to be replicated by independent laboratories. These laboratories and even Benvenistes own team failed to replicate the original results. Even though the original article was never retracted, Benevistes reputation was ruined. Nevertheless he kept faith in the power of homeopathy.
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