Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by John S. Haller, Jr, 207 pp, $35, ISBN 0-87338-577-2, Kent, Ohio, Kent State University Press, 1997.
Alternative medicine is undergoing a revival. According to a recent study, no less than 42% of American households tried it during the past year.1 The allopathic medical community now takes nonconventional therapies more seriously. The Office of Alternative Medicine, a unit of the National Institutes of Health formed in 1992, alone supports over 50 investigations into the usefulness of various therapies.2
Physio-MedicalismKindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911. JAMA. 1998;280(18):1634-1635. doi:10.1001/jama.280.18.1634-JBK1111-3-1