Healing hands

Colin Tudge ("Set thine house in order", 21 January) states: "That some people, including many orthodox physicians, have a special ability to heal is beyond reasonable dispute." Is it too Humean (sceptical) to ask for the evidence for this (presumably provisional) belief?

John Noble

This article first appeared in the 04 February 2002 issue of the New Statesman, Revealed: how Labour sees women