Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911

Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911

by John S. Haller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873385772

ISBN-13: 9780873385770

Pub. Date: 12/08/1997

Publisher: Kent State University Press

Between 1836 and 1911, thirteen physiomedical colleges opened, and then closed, their doors. These authentic American schools, founded on a philosophy of so-called Physio-Medicalism, substituted botanical medicines for allopathy's mineral drugs and promoted the belief that the human body has an inherent "vital force" that can be used to heal. In Kindly Medicine, John…  See more details below

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Between 1836 and 1911, thirteen physiomedical colleges opened, and then closed, their doors. These authentic American schools, founded on a philosophy of so-called Physio-Medicalism, substituted botanical medicines for allopathy's mineral drugs and promoted the belief that the human body has an inherent "vital force" that can be used to heal. In Kindly Medicine, John Haller offers the first complete history of this high-brow branch of botanical medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873385770
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
12/08/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Medical Landscape1
2Thomson's Progeny25
3Years of Challenge, 1839-185945
4Years of Consolidation, 1859-190065
5Vitalism and the Materia Medica89
6"The American"111
7Final Years, 1900-1911133
Notes153
Selected Bibliography175
Index199

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