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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:122
  1. Terence J Ryan

    Ed Marc S Micozzi Churchill Livingstone, £19.95, pp 303 ISBN 0443 053 553

    With many health services around the world in disarray, mostly for economic reasons, it is worth examining what resources the peoples of the world need, want, and actually use. It is well known that, especially for chronic illness, complementary or alternative medicine is preferred by up to 80% of the population in many developing countries. This is not just in the rural areas of the developing world, where problems of availability, sustainability, and cost explain some of the preference, but also in urban or more technically advanced …

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