Nature Cures

ebook The History of Alternative Medicine in America

By James C. Whorton

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From reflexology and rolfing to shiatsu and dream work, we are confronted today by a welter of alternative medical therapies. But as James Whorton shows in Nature Cures, the recent explosion in alternative medicine actually reflects two centuries of competition and conflict between mainstreammedicine and numerous unorthodox systems. This is the first comprehensive history of alternative medicine in America, examining the major systems that have emerged from 1800 to the present. Writing with wit and with fairness to all sides, Whorton offers a fascinating look at alternative health systems such as homeopathy, water cures,Mesmerism, Christian Science, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and acupuncture...

Nature Cures