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Complementary and alternative medicine

E. Ernst

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0205

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Complementary and alternative medicine

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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be positively defined as diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention which complements mainstream medicine by contributing to a common whole, by satisfying a demand not met by orthodoxy, or by diversifying the conceptual frameworks of medicine. It is popular, hence doctors should know about it....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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