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Author Janik, Erika.

Title Marketplace of the marvelous : the strange origins of modern medicine / Erika Janik.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    610 JAN    Available
Description 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-317) and index.
Contents Medicine at the crossroads -- Every man his own physician : Thomson's botanic medicine -- The only true science of the mind : phrenology -- Quenching thirst, healing pain : hydropathy -- Dilutions of health : homeopathy -- Hypnotized : Mesmer and his mental magic -- Selling snake oil : patent medicine -- Manual medicine : osteopathy and chiropractic -- The fall and rise of alternative medicine.
Subject Alternative medicine -- History.
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric -- History.
Medicine -- Specialties and specialists -- History.
Medicine -- History.
Added Title Cover subtitle: A History of botanical remedies, hypnotic suggestion, water cures, and other alternative medicine in nineteenth-century America
ISBN 9780807022085 cloth

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