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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of alternative medicine in the United States.


Six Superlative Sources

· Fuller, Robert C. Alternative Medicine and American Religious Life. Oxford University Press, 1989.

· Gevitz, Norman. Other Healers: Unorthodox Medicine in America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.

· Kaufman, Martin. Homeopathy in America: The Rise and Fall of a Medical Heresy. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971.

· Moore, J. Stuart. Chiropractic in America: The History of a Medical Alternative. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

· Nissenbaum, Stephen. Sex, Diet, and Debility in Jacksonian America: Sylvester Graham and Health Reform. Greenwood Press, 1980; Dorsey Press, 1988.

· Starr, Paul. The Social Transformation of American Medicine. Basic Books, 1982.

Other Excellent Sources

· Gevitz, Norman. The D.O.'s: Osteopathic Medicine in America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.

· Leavitt, Judith Walzer, and Ronald L. Numbers, eds. Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health. University of Wisconsin Press, 1978.

· Meyer, Donald. The Positive Thinkers: Religion as Pop Psychology from Mary Baker Eddy to Oral Roberts. Pantheon, 1980.

· Risse, Guenter B., Ronald L. Numbers, and Judith Walzer Leavitt, eds. Medicine without Doctors: Home Health Care in American History. Science History Publications, 1977.

· Stage, Sarah. Female Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the Business of Women's Medicine. W.W. Norton, 1979.

· Whorton, James. Crusaders for Fitness: The History of American Health Reformers. Princeton University Press, 1982.

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