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November 22/29, 2000

Complementary and Alternative MedicineEssentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinician's Complete Reference to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine edited by Wayne B. Jonas and Jeffrey S. Levin, 605 pp, soft cover, $44.95, ISBN 0-638-30674-X, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999. Clinician's Complete Reference to Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Donald W. Novey, 855 pp, paper, $49, ISBN 0-323-00755-4, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 2000.

JAMA. 2000;284(20):2649-2651. doi:10.1001/jama.284.20.2649-JBK1122-2-1

Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a much needed and very enlightening soft cover companion to a forthcoming and presumably comprehensive Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. As a succinct introduction to the field, it does not attempt to cover all forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) but does discuss a surprisingly large number.

It is coedited by Wayne B. Jonas, the former director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Dr Jonas has brought his insight to bear on both the commonalties and differences of allopathic medicine and CAM. It is humbling to think that practitioners of the CAM healing arts were healing and probably curing patients long before allopathic medicine was even contemplated.

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