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PseudoscienceThe Conspiracy Against Science$
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Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037426

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.001.0001

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“Integrative” Medicine: Integrating Quackery with Science-Based Medicine

“Integrative” Medicine: Integrating Quackery with Science-Based Medicine

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David H. Gorski

The MIT Press

Integrative medicine is becoming more and more accepted by mainstream academic medical centers and funding agencies. This chapter discusses and defines integrative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and science based medicine (SBM). Examples of each are discussed and comparisons are used to explore the pseudoscience behind integrative medicine and CAM.

Keywords:   Integrative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, clinical trials, ethics

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