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The Resource Alternative medicine? : a history, Roberta Bivins

Alternative medicine? : a history, Roberta Bivins

Label
Alternative medicine? : a history
Title
Alternative medicine?
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Bivins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west (both mainstream and alternative), Alternative Medicine? 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. - ;Walk into the local health food shop or pick up today's paper and the chances are that you'll see adverts for acupuncture and herbal medicine, hypnotists and homeopaths. Some doctors and scientists mourn the lost lustre of mainstream medicine and complain about a new breed of 'irrational' consumer. But what exactly is 'alternative' medicine? Is the astonishing popularity of alternative and multicultural medicine really such a recent development? And, given the success story of modern biomedical science, why are alternative and traditional treatments now so fashionable? Has the impersonal chill of high-tech medicine driven consumers into the arms of charismatic quacks? Or is it the cost of western medicine that makes its competitors look so attractive? Do patients seek hope, holism, or. just the thrill of rebellion?. This book seeks answers to all these questions and more. Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west - both mainstream and alternative - Roberta Bivins shows how medical expertise has migrated from one culture to another. From acupuncture in Regency England to homeopathy in the 'Wild West', Bivins unearths the roots of today's distinctions between alternative, complementary, and orthodox medicine, and shows how popular interest in medical alternatives - often of exotic origin -. is a phenomenon with a long and fascinating pedigree
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N$T
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1970-
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Bivins, Roberta E.
Dewey number
615.509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R733
LC item number
.B58 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative medicine
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Alternative medicine
Label
Alternative medicine? : a history, Roberta Bivins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 Brethren, the Case Seems to be Quite Different' -- Conclusion: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and the (Im)Patient-Consumer
Control code
744617132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191568817
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744617132
Label
Alternative medicine? : a history, Roberta Bivins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 Brethren, the Case Seems to be Quite Different' -- Conclusion: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and the (Im)Patient-Consumer
Control code
744617132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191568817
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744617132

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