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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2015, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (2): 72-79.doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(15)60158-3

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Nevada: the first state that fully legalized acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the Unites States — In memory of Arthur Steinberg, Yee Kung Lok and Jim Joyce who made it happen

Arthur Yin Fan   

  1. McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC., Vienna, Virginia 22182, USA
  • Accepted:2014-10-15 Online:2015-03-10 Published:2015-03-15

Key words: Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Legislation, United States, Nevada, History of medicine, Arthur Steinberg, Yee Kung Lok, Jim Joyce

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