The Politics of Healing: Histories of Alternative Medicine in Twentieth-Century North America, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Politics of Healing

Histories of Alternative Medicine in Twentieth-Century North America, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert D. Johnston

Routledge

398 pages

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Description

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

Reviews

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

About the Editor

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED039000
MEDICAL / History