Definition of fringe medicine in English:

fringe medicine

noun

  • another term for alternative medicine
    • ‘An article by Karl Sabbagh, author of The Living Body, discusses the issue of why fringe medicine ‘works.’’
    • ‘He published extensively also on clinical management philosophy, relationships between patients and their relatives and doctors, ethics, consent, clinical trials, and fringe medicine.’
    • ‘Is the School of Medicine forsaking rigorous, scientific education for the world of fringe medicine?’
    • ‘Although this is in direct contradiction to modern medicine (which treats disease with drugs that have the opposite effect to the patient's symptoms), Homeopathy is not fringe medicine.’
    • ‘In the late 1950s and early 1960s, treatments such as acupuncture were considered to be fringe medicine.’
    • ‘The first is often dismissed as fringe medicine; the other is considered the voice of reason.’
    • ‘At the turn of the century, dentistry was complete fringe medicine, but look at it now.’
    • ‘The unnamed scientist describes the planned work as ‘fringe medicine’.’
    • ‘The results of these surveys seemed to confirm my original ideas, which were that doctors had less interest in paranormal, New Age, religious and fringe medicine beliefs than lay practitioners.’
    • ‘It can't be written off as another form of ‘fringe medicine,’ says Batra, who has been practising homeopathy for the last three decades.’
    • ‘The root problem with fringe medicine is distrust of the processes of science and technology.’
    • ‘The latter reflected Thurstan's concern about what he saw as a growing belief in magic in society, and the apparent abandonment of the need for evidence of efficacy evident in the blurring of boundaries between mainstream and fringe medicine.’
    • ‘If we don't accept the assumptions of fringe medicine on faith, we shouldn't accept the mainstream assumptions either.’
    • ‘Professor O'Sullivan said that the new technology has the capacity to separate science from fringe medicine and folk remedies.’
    • ‘Using fringe medicine as an example, some may be prone to radionic treatment whereas others may be prone to homeopathic treatment.’

Pronunciation

fringe medicine