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By John S Haller Jr

The Eclectic scientific Institute, recognized by means of its pals as "Old EMI" (and "Old EMC" whilst reorganized in 1910), was once an American establishment in starting place, proposal, and perform. for almost a century, EMI used to be referred to as the "Mecca of eclectic pondering" and the "Mother Institute" of reformed medication. A Profile of different drugs recounts the background of eclectic medication which, in addition to hydropathy, homeopathy, physiomedicalism, chiropractic, advert osteopathy, competed with ordinary drugs (allopathy) within the 19th century. not like such a lot replacement clinical faculties that closed with out leaving major documentation, EMI left entire scholar files, college documents, deans' papers, monetary documents, and mins of the board of trustees. those documents offer an enormous window into sectarian medicine's many demanding situations; into the tensions among the college and its board of trustees; and among the college and the yankee clinical organization as EMI unsuccessfully struggled with the AMA's Council on scientific schooling to procure a class-A ranking. This background of EMI is determined in the broader context of yank drugs and recounts the inner feuds, successes, adversity, and supreme failure of this bastion of freedom in scientific thought.

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