Acupuncture, Expertise and Cross-Cultural Medicine

  • Roberta E. Bivins

Part of the Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History book series (STMMH)

About this book


Alternative medicine is a fifty billion dollar per year industry. But is it all nonsense? The Whole Story rounds up the latest evidence on the placebo effect, the randomized control trial, personalized genetic medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, osteopathy and more. It reaches a provocative conclusion: alternative therapies' whole-body approach might be just what medicine really needs right now to help crack the tough, chronic conditions seemingly untouched by the revolutions of surgery, antiseptics, antibiotics, vaccines and molecular biology.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Roberta E. Bivins
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the History of Science, Technology and MedicineUniversity of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42390-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28751-8
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