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Book Chapter

Publication Details

This is the first chapter from Weir, Michael. Alternative medicine : a new regulatory model. Melbourne, Australian Scholarly, 2005.
Copyright © Michael Weir 2005. All rights reserved.
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This chapter provides a definition of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Orthodox Medicine and deals with the fundamental criteria at the basis of the CAM healing philosophy. The current usage of CAM and its philosophy sets the scene for the conflicts with OM discussed in later chapters.



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