Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine The present scientific system of medicine has evolved from sorcery, magic, religious rituals and herbal medicine, practiced since ancient times. Hippocrates (460–377 BC), considered to be the father of medicine, established medicine on a scientific basis. The medicine of the ancient Brahmins is still practiced as Ayurvedic medicine in parts of India and Sri Lanka. Some effective ancient medicines were investigated scientifically and embraced into modern medicine. The Chinese herbal drug Ma Hung used as treatment 5000 years ago, was found to contain ephedrine. Hundreds of other ancient remedies such as foxglove, St John’s wort, rye fungus and Ammi visnaga have had their active ingredients identified and been incorporated into the modern pharmacopoeia. Those methods which are not scientifically explained, although they may be effective, still remain as alternative medicine, fringe medicine or complementary medicine. Bone setters have evolved into chiropractors or osteopaths and their field remains complementary or on the fringes of medicine. 

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Golden Age of Quackery First Edition 1959 Holbrook, Stewart H Publication
Golden Age of Quackery First Edition 1959 Holbrook, Stewart H Publication
£45.00
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Tuberculosis, Its Treatment and Cure with the help of Umckaloabo, by an English Physician, no date,  ca 1900
Tuberculosis, Its Treatment and Cure with the help of Umckaloabo, by an English Physician, no date, ca 1900
£48.00
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Ultra-Violet Rays in the Treatment and Cure of Disease, Introduction by Sir Henry Gauvain, Leonard E Hill  First Edition 1924
Ultra-Violet Rays in the Treatment and Cure of Disease, Introduction by Sir Henry Gauvain, Leonard E Hill First Edition 1924
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More Secret Remedies, What they cost and what they contain, British Medical Association, 1912,
More Secret Remedies, What they cost and what they contain, British Medical Association, 1912,
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The working Man's Model Family Botanic Guide - or, Every Man his Own Doctor; Being an Exposition of the Botanic System, 1904, good copy
The working Man's Model Family Botanic Guide - or, Every Man his Own Doctor; Being an Exposition of the Botanic System, 1904, good copy
£55.00
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New Illustrated Self Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology, O.S and L.N. Fowler, W Tweedy & Co Limited, Strand London, Sixty-fifth Thousand
New Illustrated Self Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology, O.S and L.N. Fowler, W Tweedy & Co Limited, Strand London, Sixty-fifth Thousand
£58.00
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The Heart, the Prevention and Cure of Heart Conditions, James C Thomson, 1939 good copy
The Heart, the Prevention and Cure of Heart Conditions, James C Thomson, 1939 good copy
£58.00
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Witness to Witchcraft, Harry B Wright, Sovenir Press 1957 First Edition
Witness to Witchcraft, Harry B Wright, Sovenir Press 1957 First Edition
£58.00
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Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations, R. C. Wren, 339 pages, 2nd Edition, Potter & Clarke, 1932
Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations, R. C. Wren, 339 pages, 2nd Edition, Potter & Clarke, 1932
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Hypnotism, Magnetism, Mesmerism Suggestive Therapeutics and Magnetic Healing by L.W. de Laurence 1916 First Edition
Hypnotism, Magnetism, Mesmerism Suggestive Therapeutics and Magnetic Healing by L.W. de Laurence 1916 First Edition
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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGY Robbins, Rossell Hope 1970 very good copy
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGY Robbins, Rossell Hope 1970 very good copy
£68.00
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Secret Remedies, What they cost and what they contain, British Medical Association, 1909
Secret Remedies, What they cost and what they contain, British Medical Association, 1909
£78.00
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The New Family Herbal, comprising a description and medical virtues of British and Foreign Plants 430 pages and plates, ca 1870 - 1920
The New Family Herbal, comprising a description and medical virtues of British and Foreign Plants 430 pages and plates, ca 1870 - 1920
£85.00
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Drugs from Plants, Williams, Trevor Illtyd, Sigma 1945 First Edition
Drugs from Plants, Williams, Trevor Illtyd, Sigma 1945 First Edition
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The Schott methods of the treatment of chronic diseases of the heart: With an account of the Nauheim baths, and of the therapeutic exercises, W Bezly, 1906
The Schott methods of the treatment of chronic diseases of the heart: With an account of the Nauheim baths, and of the therapeutic exercises, W Bezly, 1906
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The Life of Christian Samuel Hahnemann, Hobhouse, Rosa Waugh, 288 pages, Illustrations, 1933
The Life of Christian Samuel Hahnemann, Hobhouse, Rosa Waugh, 288 pages, Illustrations, 1933
£87.00
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Yoga and Western Psychology, A comparison, Geraldine Coster, 248 Pages, First Edition,  (London: Oxford University Press, 1934.)
Yoga and Western Psychology, A comparison, Geraldine Coster, 248 Pages, First Edition, (London: Oxford University Press, 1934.)
£98.00
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Text Book of Pharmacognosy, George Edward Trease, Balliere Tindall, 1949
Text Book of Pharmacognosy, George Edward Trease, Balliere Tindall, 1949
£98.00
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The Mystery of Sleep, John Bigelow, T Fisher Unwin, London, First Edition, 1904,
The Mystery of Sleep, John Bigelow, T Fisher Unwin, London, First Edition, 1904,
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Spondylotherapy Simplified, Alva Emery Gregory, Oklahoma, 1922 Second Edition,
Spondylotherapy Simplified, Alva Emery Gregory, Oklahoma, 1922 Second Edition,
£98.00
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The Nordach Treatment for Consumptives in this Country, First Edition 1901 First Open-air Sanatorium of Colarado Gibson, James Arthur
The Nordach Treatment for Consumptives in this Country, First Edition 1901 First Open-air Sanatorium of Colarado Gibson, James Arthur
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