Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2000.
Book — xiv, 377 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Samuel Thomson learned the elements of botanical medicine from a "root doctor" he met in his youth. This history of Thomsonism covers 70 years, from 1790, when Thomson began his practice on his own family, to 1860, when much of his medical domain had been captured by the more liberal eclectics. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A history of the Eclectic Medical Institute (EMI), and an account of the history of eclectic medicine, which competed with regular medicine in the 19th century. It recounts the feuds, successes, adversity and ultimate failure of this bastion of freedom in medical thought. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1998.
Book — xviii, 234 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
A biography of John Uri Lloyd, one of America's most influencial pharmaceutical pioneers. Lloyd was a phytochemical researcher, pharmaceutical manufacturer, author and leader among pharmacists and sectarian medical practicioners. This biography explores Lloyd's story of failure and success. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A history of this high-brow school of medicine, Physio-Medicalism. They promoted the belief that the body has a "vital force" that can be used to heal and substituted botanical medicines for allopathy's mineral drugs. The author traces their establishment and their descent into obscurity. (source: Nielsen Book Data)