PBIO-536 Conventional & Alternative Medicine in the USA History of Conflicts and Commonalities
Fall for 2010-2011
This course explores the relationship between conventional and alternative medicine in the United States from the 17th century to the present day. The distinctions between mainstream and non-mainstream therapies has shifted over time. An historical perspective is used to illuminate controversies in modern medicine regarding cultural authority, health belief systems, invented diseases, and the nature of evidence.
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