By John S Haller Jr

ISBN-10: 0873386108

ISBN-13: 9780873386104

The Eclectic clinical Institute, identified via its acquaintances as "Old EMI" (and "Old EMC" whilst reorganized in 1910), was once an American establishment in beginning, suggestion, and perform. for almost a century, EMI used to be often called the "Mecca of eclectic pondering" and the "Mother Institute" of reformed medication. A Profile of other medication recounts the background of eclectic medication which, besides hydropathy, homeopathy, physiomedicalism, chiropractic, advert osteopathy, competed with ordinary medication (allopathy) within the 19th century. not like so much substitute scientific faculties that closed with no leaving major documentation, EMI left whole scholar documents, college records, deans' papers, monetary documents, and mins of the board of trustees. those files supply a massive window into sectarian medicine's many demanding situations; into the tensions among the college and its board of trustees; and among the varsity and the yankee scientific organization as EMI unsuccessfully struggled with the AMA's Council on scientific schooling to procure a class-A ranking. This heritage of EMI is decided in the broader context of yankee drugs and recounts the interior feuds, successes, adversity, and supreme failure of this bastion of freedom in scientific thought.

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