Researching Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Mapping the Field

@article{Nissen2013ResearchingAA,
  title={Researching Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Mapping the Field},
  author={Nina Konstantin Nissen and Lenore Manderson},
  journal={Medical Anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={32},
  pages={1 - 7}
}
Medical systems and practices are central to medical anthropological inquiry. Yet therapies designated over time as alternative or complementary systems to biomedicine have received surprisingly little attention, disproportionate to the attention from clinical scientists concerned with proving (or disproving) the efficacy of specific compounds and the effectiveness of these therapeutic interventions. Clinical interest in the use of these modalities was and continues to be driven partly by… Expand
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