Brent A. Bauer, MD
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Bauer BA. Marginal to Mainstream: Alternative Medicine in America. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:328. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-4-200408170-00030
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(4):328.
Ruggie M. 232 pages. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Univ Pr; 2004. $65.00. ISBN 0521834295. Order phone 212-924-3900.
Field of medicine: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative medicine.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Physicians and researchers interested in CAM or integrative medicine, especially in relation to the historical development and growth of this field.
Purpose: To describe the “transformation in the status of alternative medicine within health care” from a marginal consideration in the late 1980s to an increasingly mainstream option or adjunct in 2004. In the process, the author addresses such questions as, What is CAM? Why are so many people using it? Why is this growth occurring now? How is the relationship between CAM and medicine changing? What consequences will any of this have for health care?
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