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By John S Haller Jr

The Eclectic scientific Institute, recognized by means of its neighbors as "Old EMI" (and "Old EMC" while reorganized in 1910), used to be an American establishment in starting place, proposal, and perform. for almost a century, EMI was once referred to as the "Mecca of eclectic pondering" and the "Mother Institute" of reformed drugs. A Profile of other drugs recounts the heritage of eclectic medication which, besides hydropathy, homeopathy, physiomedicalism, chiropractic, advert osteopathy, competed with commonplace drugs (allopathy) within the 19th century. in contrast to so much substitute clinical faculties that closed with out leaving major documentation, EMI left entire pupil files, school records, deans' papers, monetary files, and mins of the board of trustees. those documents offer a tremendous window into sectarian medicine's many demanding situations; into the tensions among the college and its board of trustees; and among the varsity and the yankee clinical organization as EMI unsuccessfully struggled with the AMA's Council on clinical schooling to acquire a class-A ranking. This historical past of EMI is determined in the broader context of yank medication and recounts the inner feuds, successes, adversity, and supreme failure of this bastion of freedom in clinical thought.

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