Talk:List of people in alternative medicine

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This article will be modeled after List of Buddhists which is a required part of the WikiProject on Buddhism menu navigation system. -- John Gohde, aka Mr-Natural-Health 14:19, 29 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Should Linus Pauling be included in this list? :) ᚣᚷᚷᛞᚱᚫᛋᛁᛚ 17:03, 29 Apr 2004 (UTC)

YES! Great idea. I will add, if you do not beat me too it. -- John Gohde, aka Mr-Natural-Health 17:06, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Why the sneaky removal of first Richard Dawkins, then James Randi, from the list, Mr-Natural-Health? Are you trying to make a point here? Mortene 09:02, 23 May 2004 (UTC)

There's a general concensus, perhaps reached in your absence, though I think it has been around longer than you, that wikiproject info and other "meta" data - if it belongs anywhere - belong on the talk page, not the article page. You may also want to bone up on the three revert rule, as that certainly has been introduced during your hiatus. Nunh-huh 00:57, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Well, you are close but you are still wrong! What is NOT permitted is either a link to a project page or the explicit mention of the existence of a wikiproject. What we have here is an article series box that refers to a series of articles. It merely classies the article as belonging to the CAM series of articles. Would you prefer that it says that this Article Index belongs to the CAM Index / List series of articles? That is why they are called article series boxes because they are quite common. And, the fact that they are so common should tell you that they are perfectly acceptable. John Gohde 16:51, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Actually, such content-free labels are uncommon, and unpopular, except with those who use them as a subtle way of instering their points of view. You are correct that they have not been banned yet. - Nunh-huh 23:59, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)
And, I have a different point of view. People who express your point of view do not understand wikiprojects, infoboxes, article series boxes or even how menues work.
And, because other people are probably also watching the very top of this talk page clearly points out the connection to the Project on Buddahism. John Gohde 01:10, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)
So your feeling is that our disagreement over marking territory by peeing on it is explainable by my ignorance? I see. I don't see much connection to Buddhism, either. - Nunh-huh 02:49, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Louis Pasteur[edit]

Really? Alternative medicine, in the modern sense of the term, rather than contemporary to his discoveries????? Gzuckier 18:40, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Not alternative[edit]

Fire Star, why the removal of people such as Cheng Man-ch'ing from this list? TCM is classified as alternative medicine - see the alternative medicine article. Greenman 12:30, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Removed content[edit]

I removed the following unsourced material from the article by --apers0n 18:40, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Dr. Desh Bandhu Bajpai- Inventor of Electro-tridosha-graphy [ETG], Ayurvedic medicines sulphates,muriates,phosphates,nitrates, nitro-muriates, shankahadrav based medicines,Blood serum flocculation test with Ayurvedic / Homoeopathic medicines, introduction of Penta scale medicines etc, Ayurvedic-Homoeopathic Cardiologist, Ayurvedicians,Bandhu-Boenninghausen'sCard Calculator, Bandhu Homoeopathic Slips Repertory, Practicing simultaneously in three branches of medical practices- Allopathy [Modern Western Medicine], Ayurveda and Homoeopathy.

Non notable people listed as "famous" ?[edit]

The inclusion criteria for this list are stated in the beginning:

  • "Famous people in alternative medicine provides a master list of the articles included in this alternative medicine (CAM) series of articles."

There are two criteria listed:

  1. They need to be famous, and (no matter how famous they may be considered by someone)
  2. They need to be notable enough to already have an article here.

Those inclusion criteria are well-worded and serve as a pretty good way to keep people from misusing this list to advertise people and practitioners. Wikipedia should not be misused to create notability. Those who are red-linked are obviously not included in accordance with the inclusion criteria and should be deleted on sight. I'll let those who are editing this article do it, and it needs to be done sooner rather than later. Be bold! -- Fyslee (collaborate) 13:28, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Since no one seems to be listening, I'll go ahead and do it now. If anyone disputes it, I'm more than willing to discuss it here. -- Fyslee (collaborate) 10:04, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Prod removed[edit]

This is a fixanble complaint. Rich Farmbrough, 08:58, 13 October 2011 (UTC).

Citations for verification[edit]

The need for citation in this list should be unnecessary. The citations must come in the articles referd to here. Blindvei, 7. jan 2014.

Agreed. Every person on this list has a WP article, and those articles should contain adequate sources to document notability and alternative medicine fame. --Karinpower (talk) 03:53, 16 August 2014 (UTC)