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Alternative medicine / Christine A. Larson.
- Larson, Christine A., 1953-
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
xv, 215 pages ; 25 cm.
The origins of alternative medicine -- The theories underlying alternative medicine -- The business of alternative medicine -- Why consumers seek alternative treatments -- Do alternative therapies work? -- Should alternative medicine be regulated by the government? -- Should managed care provide coverage for alternative therapies? -- Pharmaceuticals versus alternative therapies -- Culture and health : who bears responsibility for health and healthcare? -- The future of health and healthcare -- Annotated primary source documents -- Alternative medicine timelines -- Glossary.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -208) and index.