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Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient : Reflections on Healing and Regeneration - Norman Cousins

Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient

Reflections on Healing and Regeneration

Hardcover Published: 17th September 2001
ISBN: 9780393041903
Number Of Pages: 192

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Norman Cousins's enormously influential best-selling book illustrates the concept at the heart of the holistic health principle: that the human mind is capable of promoting the body's potential for healing itself even when faced with a seemingly hopeless medical predicament. Recounting his personal experiences of working in close collaboration with his doctor to overcome a crippling and supposedly irreversible disease, Cousins outlines the life-saving and ultimately life-prolonging benefits to be gained by taking responsibility for one's own well-being. "I have learned," the author writes, "never to underestimate the capacity of the human mind and body to regenerate?ven when the prospects seem most wretched." This remarkable story of the triumph of the human spirit is inspirational reading for anyone contending with a serious illness.

Introductionp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 25
Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived the Patientp. 29
The Mysterious Placebop. 55
Creativity and Longevityp. 79
Pain Is Not the Ultimate Enemyp. 99
Holistic Health and Healingp. 121
What I Learned from Three Thousand Doctorsp. 139
Bibliographyp. 180
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ISBN: 9780393041903
ISBN-10: 0393041905
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17th September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 14.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1