About this book
The complete story of 'alternative' medicine, and why it is so popular. Uses a wealth of historical examples, such as hypnotism in the British Raj, and shows how the medical systems of China, India and the west have influenced each other.
Comparing the medical systems of China, India, and the west (both mainstream and alternative), Alternative Medicine? maps the transmission of medical expertise from one culture to another and lays bare the roots of today's distinctions between alternative, complementary, and orthodox medicine.
|Oxford University Press|