The “Groupe International de Recherche sur l’Infinitésimal” (GIRI) was created in 1986 by Professor Madeleine Bastide and Doctor René Halm. Madeleine Bastide was its President for several years. The group comprises actually more than 100 researchers from different disciplines (physicians, chemists, biologists, pharmacologists, physicists, etc. ) from 22 different countries. The original aim, which, for the most part, has now been achieved, was to create a working group to exchange ideas and results concerning the effects of very low doses and high dilutions. Madeleine Bastide then proposed to publish a collection of the lectures given at their scientific meetings in a bilingual book (French and English) entitled “Signals and Images”. The first volume was published in 1990 by the ATELIERS ALPHA BLEUE. It contains lectures on the new pharmacological approach and related concepts that were presented at the 3rd and 4th Symposiums held in Paris in 1989 and 1990. This volume treats the problem of the effects of very low doses and high dilution in in vitro and in vivo experimental models. It is conceivable that this effect, like that of elect- magnetic fields, is none other than an “ultra molecular” effect as shown in yet p- lished results. The effect could be interpreted as a piece of information, i. e. a signal whose transmission and perception remains to be elucidated. According to Madeleine Bastide “everything depends on the nature and quality of the information, signals and images”.
Organised by the only scientific society exclusively dedicated to high dilution research
Scientific publications about the subject are very limited
Homeopaths claim for validation of their clinical practice
Hormesis and homeopathy are different concepts with different scientific implications
Preface. Part One: Epistemology. Part One: Epistemology. 1 Research on ultra-dilutions and the Theory of Corporeal Signifiers: the follow up; Leoni Villano Bonamin, Agnès Lagache, Madeleine Bastide (in memorian). Part two: Basic Research – Physics. 2 Theoretical and physical-chemical models for potentized systems: validation criteria; Carlos Renato Zacharias. 3. Mechanical versus handmade succussions: a physical chemistry comparison; Carla Holandino, Felipe Dias Leal, Bianca de Oliveira Barcellos, Maria Augusta Campos, Raíza Oliveira, Venício Feo da Veiga, Sheila Garcia, Carlos Renato Zacharia. 4. Water and high dilutions phenomenology: electrical characterization; Adriana Ramos de Miranda. Part three: Basic Research - Biology 5. Non-linearity modeling of ultra-dilutions: the histamine disturbances case; Guadalupe Ruiz-Vega, Gabino Estevez-Delgado. 6 Hepatic cell growth models for the study of ultra high dilutions; Kátia Silva Martinho, Vanessa Del Bianco de Bento, Graziella Ulbricht Benvenga, Viviane Aparecida Marcondes, Leoni Villano Bonamin. 7 Models with plants, microorganisms and viruses for basic research in homeopathy; Lucietta Betti, Grazia Trebbi, Daniele Nani, Vera Majewsky, Claudia Scherr, Tim Jäger, Stephan Baumgartner. 8 Arnica montana and behavior of connective tissue; Leoni Villano Bonamin. 9 How living organisms detect very low doses? A new approach to homeopathy and hormesis; Elzbieta Malarczyk. 10 The effect of homeopathically prepared Thyroxin (10-30 parts by weight) on highland frogs: influence of electromagnetic fields; Sabrina Weber, Peter Christian Endler, Sonja U Welles, Erika Suanjak-Traidl, Waltraud Scherer-Pongratz, Michael Frass, Heinz Spranger, Gerhard Peithner, Harald Lothaller. Part four: Clinical Research 11. Clinical verification of homeopathic symptoms: experience and statistics; Lex Rutten, Michel van Wassenhoven. Part five: Veterinary Research and Practice. 12 Homeopathic VeterinaryClinical Protocol; Luiz Figueira Pinto. Epilogue. 13 Some reflections about the interest of non-conventional medicine in public health, especially homeopathy; Catherine Gaucher.