Natalie Robins

Copelandís Cure: Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine

ďAn absolutely dazzling account of the quarrel, over the course of some 150 years, between conventional medicine ( as represented by the AMA) and the alternative practice of homeopathy.... There are so many wonderful treats in this book! For starters, there's the portrait of Copeland, a quintessentially optimistic, Bible-quoting, self-improving, platitude-sprouting American boy... Copeland is our whole sweet country concentrated in one flawed human being.... Natalie Robins captures all this perfectly and with engaging verve.Ē

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A social history of the 150-year battle between conventional and alternative medicine in America
"Investigative journalism at its best. A superb account of a case that, 'after a century of tradition,' began to change medical education... A serious study and a page-turner... Dazzling."
Susan Garrett, The Washington Post
"Utterly absorbing and superbly researched... Anyone interested in the FBI's decades-long war against the American writer... owes Natalie Robins an enormous debt of gratitude."

--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., New York Newsday
"A fascinating contemporary morality tale, from vivid real life."
ĖJohn Fowles

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