On the esthetic side the romantic traits are also present, though not so aggressively as in the previous period; with romantic vigor the Victorian literature often combines exquisite classical finish; indeed, it is so eclectic
and composite that all the definite older terms take on new and less sharply contrasting meanings when applied to it.
This history illuminates the roots of current health beliefs, controversies, and health care systems by studying the foundations of American medical practice, the rise of old and new world eclectics
, and the growth and consequences of skepticism about medical practices in the US.
Available from Eclectics
(0845 241 1715, www.eclectics.co.uk)