1st Edition

The Politics of Healing
Histories of Alternative Medicine in Twentieth-Century North America

Edited By

Robert D. Johnston

ISBN 9780415933391
Published December 30, 2003 by Routledge
398 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Robert D. Johnston is Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education in the History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


This collection of essays is remarkably even in both quality and perspective...Even though alternative medicines encompass a strong leftist countercultural component, the essays in this volume poignantly demonstrate the many instances in which alternative medicides have forged connections with oppositional subcultures on the political or cultural right.. This openness to nuance and complexity makes this volume an essential reference work for anyone interest in understanding more clearly why more than 40 percent of adult Americans now use at least one form of Alternative medicine.

-The Journal of American History