How commonplace is the use and study of Iridology?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Iris Analysis : One Thread
According to literature records, Iridology has been studied for at least 300 years, but (in terms of recorded history) was not structured in a systematic and detailed way until about 150 years ago. Use of interpretive models of the iris are beleived by some to have also been known to the Ancient Egyptians. During the past century, the methodology has been used primarily by chiropractors, nutritionists, and herbalists. There are an estimated 10,000 practitioners of iridology in the U.S. Although Iridology is given considerable scientific attention in Europe, it has not yet found widespread acceptance among the scientific and medical communities in the U.S.
-- Jon (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 30, 1999