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November 11, 1998

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

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;280(18):1634-1635. doi:10.1001/jama.280.18.1634-JBK1111-3-1

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

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