Belief in and use of complementary therapies among family physicians, internists and orthopaedists in Germany – cross-sectional survey

Background.Few studies have compared the belief in and the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) across different medical specialties. Objective.To investigate to what extent family physicians, internists and orthopaedists working in private practice in Germany (i) belief in the efficacy of CAM therapies; (ii) use these therapies for treating patients and (iii) whether beliefs and use are associated with basic professional attitudes. Methods.A four-page questionnaire was sent to nation-wide random samples of the three groups of physicians. Participants were asked to indicate their belief in the efficacy and theirRead More

A Story With A Rhyme: An Interview With Aisha Franz

by Georgia Webber Interviewing is a great way to discover how much communication happens in between words, particularly in the ‘uh, um’ moments, knowing nods, and nervous laughter. My conversation with German artist Aisha Franz included many of these moments; her, speaking her third language (German first and Spanish second) and me, realizing that my native language habits are far from flattering despite 25 years of practice. The pages of Earthling, her first English release (out with Drawn & Quarterly), are equally distributed between three women: Mädchen, a young girlRead More