Brent A. Bauer, MD
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Bauer BA. Current Review of Complementary Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1999;131:800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-131-10-199911160-00038
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(10):800.
Micozzi MS, ed. 167 pages. Philadelphia: Current Medicine; 1999. $49.95. ISBN 1573401293. Order phone 800-543-1918.
Field of medicine: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Physicians, residents, and students seeking additional perspective on the growing field of CAM.
Purpose: To “ … provide clinicians with valid information … to allow a sound basis for making clinical decisions” about CAM therapies.
Content: Four chapters deal with herbal therapy. Single chapters discuss acupuncture, chiropractic, therapeutic touch, chelation therapy, and homeopathy. Four chapters cover use of CAM to treat food allergy, HIV, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and coronary artery disease. Business aspects of the practice of CAM are also discussed.
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