Letters: Jun. 2, 1997

THE NEW MEDICINE MAN

"Dr. Andrew Weil offers what the brilliance of Western medicine seems to have forgotten--the magic of healing." RICHARD L. GAY Grayling, Mich.

So the medical establishment is uneasy, negative, even angry about practitioners of alternative medicine like Dr. Andrew Weil [HEALTH, May 12]. This suggests to me that it recognizes the messenger but fails to understand the real message. When people have to endure impersonal treatment, insurance hassles, escalating fees, unmanageable managed care and doctors who don't listen, is it any wonder they turn to alternative therapies and self-care? LOU WALLER Norman, Okla.

It is a pity...

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