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The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Accommodating Pluralism
The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Accommodating Pluralism
Alternative Medicine
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Pros  •  Both skeptical and sympathetic perspectives represented
•  Skeptics will benefit from something sympathetic without being unscientific
•  Believers will benefit from something skeptical without being hostile
Cons  •  Uneven quality in contributions
The Bottom Line - People without some experience with philosophy will likely have trouble with Flew's book. On the other hand, people who do have the background might appreciate it, because most books which critique the idea of personal immortality tend to be aimed at a more general audience.
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•  Methodological problems in assessing CAM addresses and critiqued
•  Eleven essays from fourteen scholars from a variety of academic fields
•  Different cultural perspectives behind patients' choices in treatment options explored
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Alternative Medicine
On the one hand, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has become increasingly popular over the past years. On the other hand, much of the medical establishment continues to be at least skeptical, if not outright hostile, to CAM treatments. Why does this difference exist? Is the public simply ignorant of science, or is the scientific establishment trying to protect its power?

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