The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Trevor Howard: The world’s first CAM allopathic practitioner?

    Written by Noel Coward, Brief Encounter is an enjoyable (understated) 60-year-old movie that asks the question, “Is it possible to be faithfully committed to one person, feel inexplicably drawn to love another, yet not be adulterous?”

    What’s this got to do with CAM?


    It’s just that during one of their Thursday rendezvous, Laura (Celia Johnson) asks Alec (Trevor Howard) about his job. It turns out Alec is a physician. He’s so surprised that someone has asked him about the profession he loves that he goes on about his work and his dream — to become a doctor that keeps people healthy rather than treat them after they are sick.

    Obviously, the movie is not about healthcare, but this passing remark is interesting in that it shows that preventive (complementary) medicine was a topic that could be worked into a movie script in 1945.

    4/25/07 19:38 JR

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