Readership: All those interested in alternative and complementary medicine and the history of these forms of medicine.
Roberta Bivins, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Warwick
"Scholarly yet readable history...Bivins places this fraught and polarised debate into a fascinating historical context." - P D Smith, The Guardian
Introduction: 'Rival systems of medicine'?
1: 'What is this burning?'
2: Health and 'The New Science'
3: 'The Chinese have a great deal of wit'
4: 'With our Western brethren, the case seems to be quite different'
5: Conclusion: Pragmatism, Pluralism and the (Im)Patient-Consumer