The History of American Homeopathy: From Rational Medicine to Holistic Health Care

The History of American Homeopathy: From Rational Medicine to Holistic Health Care

by John S Haller Jr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813545838

ISBN-13: 9780813545837

Pub. Date: 09/17/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Although scorned in the early 1900s and publicly condemned by Abraham Flexner and the American Medical Association, the practice of homeopathy did not disappear. Instead, it evolved with the emergence of holistic healing and Eastern philosophy in the United States and today is a form of alternative medicine practiced by more than 100,000 physicians worldwide and

Overview

Although scorned in the early 1900s and publicly condemned by Abraham Flexner and the American Medical Association, the practice of homeopathy did not disappear. Instead, it evolved with the emergence of holistic healing and Eastern philosophy in the United States and today is a form of alternative medicine practiced by more than 100,000 physicians worldwide and used by millions of people to treat everyday ailments as well as acute and chronic diseases.

The History of American Homeopathy traces the rise of lay practitioners in shaping homeopathy as a healing system and its relationship to other forms of complementary and alternative medicine in an age when conventional biomedicine remains the dominant form. Representing the most current and up-to-date history of American homeopathy, readers will benefit from John S. Haller Jr.'s comprehensive explanation of complementary medicine within the American social, scientific, religious, and philosophic traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813545837
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Decline of Academic Homeopathy
Chapter 2: Esoteric Homeopathy
Chapter 3: The Laity Speaks Out
Chapter 4: Postwar Trends
Chapter 5: Roads Taken and Not Taken
Chapter 6: Whither the Future?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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