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A new medical pluralism? : alternative medicine, doctors, patients, and the state

Author: Sarah Cant; Ursula Sharma
Publisher: London : UCL Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in North America by Garland Pub., 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comparative text examines the rise of non-orthodox medicine and theorizes the changing nature of health care in modern societies. It engages with sociological debates on modernity and postmodernity, anthropological work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cant, Sarah, 1965-
New medical pluralism?.
London : UCL Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in North America by Garland Pub., 1999
(DLC) 00501121
(OCoLC)40715349
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Cant; Ursula Sharma
ISBN: 0203024974 9780203024973 9781857285109 1857285107 9781857285116 1857285115
OCLC Number: 57190001
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 226 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; CHAPTER 1 A new medical pluralism?; CHAPTER 2 The nature of user demand: from patient to consumer?; CHAPTER 3 From "alternative" to "complementary": revival and transformation; CHAPTER 4 Biomedical responses to alternative medicine; CHAPTER 5 Government responses: the refiguring of expertise; CHAPTER 6 Collaboration between doctors and alternative therapists: integration or medical dominance?; CHAPTER 7 Conclusion: do we have a new medical pluralism?; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX;
Responsibility: Sarah Cant and Ursula Sharma.

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