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Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed ... More


An Inside Look at Naturopathic Medicine: A Whistleblower’s Deconstruction of Its Core Principles

Britt Marie Hermes

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Naturopathic medicine (a.k.a., naturopathy) is marketed as a unique form of primary care medicine that is allegedly patient-centered, safe, and effective. The heart of naturopathy is positioned ... More


The Formation Of The Ama, The Creation Of Quacks

Owen Whooley

in Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226017464
eISBN:
9780226017778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017778.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the allopathic response to the democratic challenges of alternative medical sects, particularly homeopathy. It describes the formation of the American Medical Association (AMA) ... More


‘Venereal Trouble’: The Case of ‘Professor’ Abraham Eastburn

Roger Davidson

in Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Chapter 2 investigates the prosecution of ‘Professor’ Abraham Eastburn in 1919 as a means of exploring the interface between the law and the moral panic surrounding VD in early twentieth century ... More


Clinical–ethical implications and applications

Fabrizio Benedetti

in Placebo Effects

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198843177
eISBN:
9780191879067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843177.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

In this chapter it is pointed out how the recent advances in placebo research can stimulate the development of new clinical trial designs for the validation of new treatments. One of the main ... More


Conspiracy Theorists and Con Men: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in the “Golden Age” of Medicine

Lewis A. Grossman

in Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190612757
eISBN:
9780197606582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612757.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the 1930s through the 1960s, an anomalous period of American history in which the people’s confidence in major national institutions was at its peak. Most people trusted ... More


The Good Doctor?

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The scattered scholarly treatments of Ebenezer Sibly assert that he took all his enterprises seriously and engaged intellectually and emotionally with astrology, alchemy, freemasonry, Newtonian ... More


Limits of Science and Boundaries of Access: Alternative Health Care

E. Haavi Morreim

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines whether complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) should be covered by health insurance. It first considers the philosophical and practical obstacles to science in medicine ... More


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