Research

Small Is Beautiful Revisited

Re-reading the classic Small Is Beautiful by the economist E.F. Schumacher, I found a little gem. “What is it that we really require from scientists and technologists? I should answer: We need methods and equipment which are Cheap enough so that they are accessible to virtually everyone; Suitable for small-scale application; and Compatible with man’s …

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SARS and Corinavirus: looking to history and enthnobotany for a cure

Here are the herbal combinations that the Chinese government finally turned to during the SARS epidemic. I first heard about them during my research about Houttuynia cordata as an ethnobotanical in Japan. During the SARS epidemic, modern medicine wasn’t enough. It seems, looking at the numbers, that SARS was far more virulent than the current …

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