A Profile in Alternative Medicine: The Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, 1835-1942 / Edition 1

A Profile in Alternative Medicine: The Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, 1835-1942 / Edition 1

by John S. Haller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873386108

ISBN-13: 9780873386104

Pub. Date: 02/03/1999

Publisher: Kent State University Press

EMI was known as the "mecca of eclectic thinking" and the "Mother Institute" of reformed medicine. Alternative Medicine recounts the history of eclectic medicine which, along with hydropathy, homeopathy, physio-medicalism, chiropractic, and osteopathy, competed with allopathy, or regular medicine, in the nineteenth century. Unlike most alternative medical colleges…  See more details below

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EMI was known as the "mecca of eclectic thinking" and the "Mother Institute" of reformed medicine. Alternative Medicine recounts the history of eclectic medicine which, along with hydropathy, homeopathy, physio-medicalism, chiropractic, and osteopathy, competed with allopathy, or regular medicine, in the nineteenth century. Unlike most alternative medical colleges that closed without leaving documentation, EMI left complete student records, faculty files, deans papers, financial records, and minutes of the board of trustees. These records provide an important window into sectarian medicine's many challenges, into the tensions between the school and its board of trustees, and between the school and the American Medical Association as EMI unsuccessfully struggled with the AMA's Council on Medical Education to obtain a class-A rating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873386104
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
02/03/1999
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Introduction
1Cincinnati's Medical Establishment1
2All the Dean's Men27
3Academics65
4Student Life93
5Presiding over Change117
6Denouement141
AppendixWomen Graduates of the Eclectic Medical College, 1853-1939167
Notes171
Selected Bibliography191
Index206

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