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Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Acupuncture, Expertise and Cross-Cultural Medicine

Authors: Bivins, R.

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Alternative medicine is a fifty billion dollar per year industry. But is it all nonsense? The Whole Story rounds up the latest evidence on the placebo effect, the randomized control trial, personalized genetic medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, osteopathy and more. It reaches a provocative conclusion: alternative therapies' whole-body approach might be just what medicine really needs right now to help crack the tough, chronic conditions seemingly untouched by the revolutions of surgery, antiseptics, antibiotics, vaccines and molecular biology.

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ROBERTA BIVENS is a Research Associate in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, where she continues to research cross-cultural medical practices in Twentieth-century Britain.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Cultural Specificity and the Cross-Cultural Transmission of Expert Knowledge

    Pages 1-14

    Bivins, Roberta E.

  • Expectations and Expertise: Early British Responses to Chinese Medicine and Technology

    Pages 15-45

    Bivins, Roberta E.

  • The Needle Transfixed: Ten Rhyne, Kaempfer and the European Gaze

    Pages 46-94

    Bivins, Roberta E.

  • Sharpening the Needle: British Interpretations of Acupuncture, 1802–30

    Pages 95-133

    Bivins, Roberta E.

  • Networks and Innovations: the Persistence of British Acupuncture, 1828–90

    Pages 134-181

    Bivins, Roberta E.

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eBook £88.00
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Hardcover £110.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-333-91893-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acupuncture, Expertise and Cross-Cultural Medicine
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28751-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230287518
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91893-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 263
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