Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 3–5 | Cite as

Reflections on the past and future of integrative medicine from a lifelong student of the integration of Chinese and Western Medicine

  • David Eisenberg


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical TherapiesHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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