Sheffield School of Homeopathy in the United Kingdom. Ian acts as a tutor at both the Sheffield School and the Scottish College of Homeopathy, and has also taught at the London and Manchester Colleges of Classical Homeopathy.
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Patient: 65 year-old retired housewife
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Since this is the first interactive case to appear in Homeopathy Online, I’d like to propose some ground rules – rules which I would see as negotiable and changeable as we evolve this forum.
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