Complementary Medicine: An Objective Appraisal
Complementary Medicine: an objective appraisal consists of ten contributions by experts from various countries, each of whom looks critically and constructively at a fundamental aspect of the subject. This book is not specific to a particular country, nor is it confined to specific therapies. It is not written solely by doctors or by lay practitioners. It does, however, provide balanced and informed views on fundamental, general issues within complementary medicine and is aimed at all professionals who are seriously interested in the subject.
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