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By John S Haller Jr

ISBN-10: 0873385772

ISBN-13: 9780873385770

among 1836 and 1911, 13 physio-medical schools opened, after which closed, their doorways. those actual American colleges, based on a philosophy of so-called Physio-Medicalism, substituted botanical medicinal drugs for allopathy's mineral medications and promoted the assumption that the human physique has an inherent "vital strength" that may be used to heal. In Kindly drugs, John Haller bargains the 1st whole heritage of this high-brow department of botanical drugs. Physio-Medicalist, in addition to Thomsonians, Homeopathys, Hydropaths, and Eclectics, represented the earliest wave of scientific sectarianism in nineteenth-century the United States. United of their competition to the cruel regimens of allopathy, or standard drugs, those sects had their beginnings within the period of Jacksonian democracy and individualism whilst each guy yearned to develop into his personal legislator, minister, or even his personal health professional. The Physio-Medicals demanded equivalent rights with normal practitioners to jobs within the military, army and public associations and equivalent illustration at the new kingdom licensing and regulatory forums. because the 19th century drew to an in depth, they observed their effect waning as they can now not fit allopathy's expanding carry on technology and at the public's belief. during this heritage of the stream, John Haller recounts the occasions that ended in the institution of Physio-Medicalism and strains the conditions that introduced its sluggish descent into obscurity.

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