Integrative medicine: bringing medicine back to its roots.

  title={Integrative medicine: bringing medicine back to its roots.},
  author={Ralph Snyderman and Andrew T. Weil},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={162 4},
  • R. Snyderman, A. Weil
  • Published 25 February 2002
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Archives of internal medicine
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