Alternative Approaches to Healing

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Science  10 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5604, pp. 205
DOI: 10.1126/science.1080782

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Nature Cures. The History of Alternative Medicine in America. James C. Whorton. Oxford University Press, New York, 2002. 384 pp. $30, £22.95. ISBN 0-19-514071-0.

Whorton offers a context for current controversy on the role of unconventional medicine in health care by discussing the past two centuries of interactions between mainstream medicine and its numerous unorthodox competitors.