Details of Publication 575 for Project W061:

Andrews G, Segrott J, Lui C & Adams J. The geography of complementary and alternative medicine , 2012; : 231-236

Abstract: Prior to the emergence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in many advanced industrial societies during the 1980s, geographers focused their research efforts on its “predecessor,” “traditional medicine.” However, the need for geographers to research CAM, rather than traditional medicine, was first highlighted by Anyinam (1990) and the emergence of the “geography of health” as a distinct area of investigation (Kearns 1993) has involved a far more comprehensive engagement with CAM by contemporary geographers. This chapter outlines recent developments in the geography of complementary and alternative medicine research.

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