Amy L. Lansky

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Amy L. Lansky

Amy Linda Lansky (born 1955) is an American author, computer scientist, and homeopath, noted for having written Impossible Cure: the Promise of Homeopathy.


Lansky grew up in Buffalo, New York. She received a B.A. from University of Rochester in 1977 and a M.S. (1979) and Ph.D. (1983) in Computer Science from Stanford University.

She is married to Steven M. Rubin; they have two children.


In 1998, Lansky left the field of Computer Science to study homeopathy. Homeopathy is a pseudoscience and has not been shown to be effective in treating any disease[1] This transition was prompted by her perceived success at using homeopathy to "cure her son of Autism."[2]

In 2003, she published Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy (ISBN 0-9727514-0-8). This book is now used as a textbook in homeopathy schools and is cited in a number of other books on alternative health.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Supported by science?: What Canadian naturopaths advertise to the public". Retrieved January 15, 2013. Within the non-CAM scientific community, homeopathy has long been viewed as a sham 
  2. ^ Michael Castleman (Mar–Apr 2004). "The Strange Case of Homeopathy". Psychology Today. 

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