Unconventional Medicine

Steven Amoils, Diana Korte, Craig F. Nelson, Anthony L. Rosner, Richard Friedman, Patricia Zuttermeister, Herbert Benson, Brad Roter, Lisa Meserole, Jeff Rahlmann, Subramaniam Santosh, Frank A. Stackhouse, Heather R. Dawson, Nada L. Stotland, George A. Gellert, Toby Campion, David Eisenberg, Thomas Delbanco, Ron Kessler, Edward W. Campion

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To the Editor: Having spent many years actively studying and working with different healing systems in various parts of the world, I feel justified in saying that many unorthodox cures work, usually repeatedly, in ways that defy the placebo effect. The laws of consumerism seem to dictate that the popularity and longevity of various medical systems are related to their ability to effect cures. Hence, it is almost unheard of for a patient to seek unorthodox treatment for emergency care; it is only in areas where orthodox treatment fails that these “growth industries,” as Dr. Campion refers to them (Jan…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1200-1204
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 14 1993
Externally publishedYes


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