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The Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine / Jacqueline L. Longe, project editor.

Contributor(s): Longe, Jacqueline L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Detroit : Thomson Gale, c2005Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 4 v. (xxii, 2411 p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0787674249 (set : hardcover : alk. paper); 9780787674243 (set : hardcover : alk. paper); 0787674257 (v. 1 : alk. paper); 9780787674250 (v. 1 : alk. paper); 0787674265 (v. 2 : alk. paper); 9780787674267 (v. 2 : alk. paper); 0787674273 (v. 3 : alk. paper); 9780787674274 (v. 3 : alk. paper); 0787674281 (v. 4 : alk. paper); 9780787674281 (v. 4 : alk. paper); 0787693960 (set : e-ISBN); 9780787693961 (set : e-ISBN).Other title: Encyclopedia of alternative medicine.Subject(s): Alternative medicine -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine.; Online version:: Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine.DDC classification: 615.5/03
Contents:
v. 1. A-C -- v. 2. D-K -- v. 3. L-R -- v. 4. S-Z.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

v. 1. A-C -- v. 2. D-K -- v. 3. L-R -- v. 4. S-Z.

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CHOICE Review

The 800 articles in the second edition of this encyclopedia intended for general readers cover the full spectrum of complementary and alternative medicine. The editor keeps medical terminology to a minimum; highlighted boxes define key terms. The multidisciplinary editorial board wrote and reviewed the entries, which are unevenly referenced: some rely on one tertiary source, others list books, journal articles, Web sites, and related organizations. Few references cite primary scientific literature. Visual appeal comes from anatomical diagrams, black-and-white photos throughout the text, and illustrated profiles of prominent figures. Oddly, plates at the center of each volume feature the same color photo gallery of selected botanicals. A general index supplements the traditional alphabetical arrangement of entries. Entries for disease states are an unusual feature. After a brief overview of the disease, based on classic medical texts, these entries discuss both complementary and allopathic therapies, a feature that allows the encyclopedia to serve as a medical reference for consumers. An appendix of organizations is arranged by type of therapy with contact information, but selection criteria are not explained and some prominent organizations are missing. Those with budget or space restrictions might consider Tova Navarra's Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2004) with 400 entries, some very brief; Lynn Keegan's Healing with Complementary and Alternative Therapies (2001); or Marc Micozzi's Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2001). ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; undergraduates. J. S. Whelan Massachusetts General Hospital

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