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By John S Haller Jr

The Eclectic clinical Institute, recognized through its pals as "Old EMI" (and "Old EMC" whilst reorganized in 1910), used to be an American establishment in beginning, suggestion, 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 background of eclectic medication which, in addition to hydropathy, homeopathy, physiomedicalism, chiropractic, advert osteopathy, competed with general medication (allopathy) within the 19th century. not like so much replacement clinical schools that closed with no leaving major documentation, EMI left entire pupil documents, college documents, deans' papers, monetary files, and mins of the board of trustees. those documents offer an enormous 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 yankee clinical organization as EMI unsuccessfully struggled with the AMA's Council on scientific schooling to procure a class-A ranking. This historical past of EMI is determined in the broader context of yankee medication and recounts the inner feuds, successes, adversity, and supreme failure of this bastion of freedom in clinical thought.

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