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Alternative medicine? : a history

Author: Roberta E Bivins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west (both mainstream and alternative), this title maps the transmission of medical expertise from one culture to another and lays bare the roots of today's distinctions between alternative, complementary, and orthodox medicine.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta E Bivins
ISBN: 9780199218875 0199218870
OCLC Number: 145387765
Description: xvii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Introduction: 'Rival systems of medicine'? --
1. 'What is this burning?' --
2. Health and 'the new science' --
3. 'The Chinese have a great deal of wit' --
4. 'With our western brethern, the case seems to be quite different' --
Conclusion : Pragmatism, pluralism, and the (Im)patient-consumer --
Further reading --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Roberta Bivins.
Local System Bib Number:
342797

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It is well written, concise, yet wide-ranging. British Journal for the History of Science This well-written and painstakingly researched book would enhance any history of medicine collection. Doody's Read more...

 
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