The Case for Unorthodox Medicine Author:Brian Inglis Disillusionment with orthodox medicine has become increasingly widespread in recent years. The successive triumphs of medical science, since the time of Pasteur, have proved to be less remarkable than they seemed, for although many diseases have been banished nad others rendered relatively harmless, the problem of disease remains as great as ev... more »er. In addition, there has been an alarming increase in iatrogenic illness--as diseases caused by medical treatment are called--most notably, undersirable and sometimes fatal side effects of certain drugs administered too freely.
As a result, there has been an inevitable growth of interest in the wide range of clinical techniques not taught in orthodox medical schools, and sometimes referred to as "fringe" systems of medicine. This book is the first reasoned, comprehensive and documented survey of the main unorthodox techniques which are being used to treat and cure disease despite the opposition and attacks of organized medicine. Among these are: naturopathy, herbalism, homeopathy, osteopathy and chiropractice, acupuncture, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, auto-suggestion, Christian Science, faith healing and radiesthesia.« less