Evaluating Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Limits of Science and of Scientists

@article{Hufford2003EvaluatingCA,
  title={Evaluating Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Limits of Science and of Scientists},
  author={D. Hufford},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={198 - 212}
}
  • D. Hufford
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Science provides the most important set of tools for the evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Nonetheless, there are important limits in science that constrain its ability to evaluate CAM effectively. Some are the limits encountered by science in conventional medical research. Others are peculiar to this controversial topic. The most important limits are not those inherent within the basic methods of science, but rather within the culture of science — the particular ways… Expand

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