Chapter 1. The Braid of the Alternative Medicine Movement

  1. David W. Ramey and
  2. Bernard E. Rollin

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344897.ch1

Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered

Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered

How to Cite

Ramey, D. W. and Rollin, B. E. (2003) The Braid of the Alternative Medicine Movement, in Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered, Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470344897.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813826165

Online ISBN: 9780470344897

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Keywords:

  • veterinary medicine;
  • alternative medicine;
  • herbalism;
  • scientific medicine;
  • cultural relativism

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Predisposing and Antecedent Systems

  • Cultural Relativism

  • Postmodernism

  • Money

  • Propaganda and Language Distortion

  • Misrepresentation of Research Results

  • Bad Doctoring

  • The Press

  • Power Politics

  • Gullibility, Misperceptions, and the Will to Believe

  • Conclusion