From indigenous shamans to hypnotherapists, a wide range of non-traditional practitioners make up the Alternative Medicine Collection. Almost all alternative therapies are shown, especially naturopaths, acupuncturists and massage therapists, as well as phrenologists, homeopaths, and Thomsonians.
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Chiropractor D. B. Palmer at work, Davenport, Iowa, c. 1905
Phrenologist at work. Ambrotype, c. 1856
Tlingt Shaman Treating Woman for Tuberculosis
Eclectic Practitioner, c. 1850
Hypnotherapist at work; Chicago School of Psychology
Dr. Alonso FillinDeBlanc studying Opium (Papaver sominferum) Bulb
Optometrist in his Office
Homeopathic Physician #1
“MESMERINE” - Thomasonian Therapine
Indian Medicine Show
Phrenologist & Scientist
"Drug Salesman -
Chiropractors in Dissection Lab
Medicine Promotion - Dog Wagon
Phrenological Analysis of French Serial Killer
man with tools
Indiana Physician J.S. Gordon, M.D, “The Author of The Lung Renovator, The Great Lung Remedy”
Homeopathic Physician #2
Electric Ionization “Quack” Machine and Practitioner
Dr. Robie Blake, M.D.
Psychology "The Cure for All Diseases”
"Psychologist" measuring brains of Solon, c. 1926
Street Vendor "Quack medication
Homeopathic Physician #3
Blind Massage Therapist
Medicine Wagon and Salesman, c. 1890
Homeopathic Physician #4
Wizard Oil Salesmen
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