Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911
By: John S. Haller Jr (author)Hardback
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Between 1836 and 1911, thirteen physiomedical colleges opened, and then closed, their doors. These authentic American schools, founded on a philosophy of so-called Physio-Medicalism, substituted botanical medicines for allopathy's mineral drugs and promoted the belief that the human body has an inherent "vital force" that can be used to heal. In Kindly Medicine, John Haller offers the first complete history of this high-brow branch of botanical medicine.
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