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Regulation of integrated health care

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7279.179/a (Published 20 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:179
  1. Rhona MacDonald (rmacdonald@bmj.com)
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    A simple web search on any health related topic finds an unmanageable number of sites of varying reliability. Integrated medicine is no exception. Quackwatch is a non-profit making organisation whose purpose is to “combat health related frauds, myths, fads and fallacies.” The term “quackery” derives from the word “quacksalver”—someone who boasts about his salves—and modern dictionaries define “quack” as a pretender to medical …

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