From Doctor to Healer

From Doctor to Healer : The Transformative Journey

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Why train for seven years in Western ways and then move to homoeopathy and Chinese medicine? This book traces the transformational journeys of 40 American physicians who have made this move, outlining the basic models of American health care - technocratic, humanistic and holistic - on the way.show more

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  • Hardback | 293 pages
  • 161 x 230 x 26mm | 640g
  • Rutgers University Press
  • New Brunswick, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4 tables
  • 0813525195
  • 9780813525198

About Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

ROBBIE DAVIS-FLOYD is a research fellow at the University of Texas, Austin, and a medical anthropologist. She is the author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage and co-editor of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots. GLORIA ST. JOHN has been involved in the business end of health care for 25 years and has served as executive director of the MetaPhysicians.show more

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"A valuable map of the complex medical revolution that is slowly affecting us all."--David Hess "Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute "show more

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