Book Review: Textbook of Natural Medicinen
April 10, 2002 by

Arnold S. Relman, M.D. January 9, 2001 This two-volume textbook, published in a second edition in 1999, is edited by two naturopaths — one the president, and the other a member of the faculty of Bastyr University, which is the leading school of naturopathic medicine in the country. The textbook has over 1,600 pages and …

A Trip to Stonesville: Some Notes on Andrew Weil, M.D.
March 10, 2002 by

Andrew Weil, M.D., is variously described on the covers of his best-selling books as “the guru of alternative medicine,” “one of the most skilled, articulate, and important leaders in the field of health and healing,” “a pioneer in the medicine of the future,” and “an extraordinary phenomenon.” On his website, which records over two and …

Licensure of Naturopathic Physicians
January 17, 2002 by

Naturopathic physicians are asking for licensure as independent practitioners of primary health care. They think their education adequately prepares them to act as physicians for ambulatory patients, who may have a broad range of medical complaints and concerns, of known and unknown cause and of all degrees of potential severity. They say they are different …