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By John S Haller Jr

The Eclectic scientific Institute, recognized by way of its buddies as "Old EMI" (and "Old EMC" while reorganized in 1910), used to be an American establishment in beginning, idea, and perform. for almost a century, EMI was once often called the "Mecca of eclectic considering" and the "Mother Institute" of reformed medication. A Profile of different medication recounts the heritage of eclectic medication which, in addition to hydropathy, homeopathy, physiomedicalism, chiropractic, advert osteopathy, competed with typical medication (allopathy) within the 19th century. in contrast to such a lot substitute scientific faculties that closed with no leaving major documentation, EMI left entire pupil files, school documents, deans' papers, monetary documents, and mins of the board of trustees. those files offer a huge window into sectarian medicine's many demanding situations; into the tensions among the varsity and its board of trustees; and among the college and the yank scientific organization as EMI unsuccessfully struggled with the AMA's Council on clinical schooling to acquire a class-A ranking. This historical past of EMI is determined in the broader context of yank medication and recounts the interior feuds, successes, adversity, and supreme failure of this bastion of freedom in scientific thought.

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