The Healing Cults. A Study of Sectarian Medical Practice: Its Extent, Causes, and Control.  

Author Reed, Louis S.
Place of Publication Chicago, Illinois
Publication Name The University of Chicago Press
Year 1932
Language(s) English
RARE detailed report which summarizes for the United States as a whole the available data on osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths and allied groups, and certain types of religious leaders. For each of these groups, the number, geographical distribution, economic importance, and legal status of practiioners are set forth, as well as the history and development of the healing doctrines upon which each of the cults has been founded. Also included are an evaluation of the nature and quality of these practitioners` training and services, and an explanation of their relations with doctors of medicine. VIII+134 pages [+6]. Red cloth Hardcover. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine (faded). Cover and spine slightly stained/dirty. Cover corners rubbed (bottom corners slightly peeling). Spine rear hinge upper part wrinkled. Spine edges bumped and rubbed. Small pencil inscription on front and rear endpapers upper corner. Pages yellowing. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare study of the healing cults in the 1930s United States, of immense to historians of medicine and religious cults, is in good condition.
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