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Anatomy of an Illness : As Perceived by the Patient - Norman Cousins

Anatomy of an Illness

As Perceived by the Patient

Paperback Published: 17th July 2005
ISBN: 9780393326840
Number Of Pages: 192

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Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to our current interest in taking charge of our own health. It started the revolution in patients working with their doctors and using humour to boost their bodies' capacity for healing.

When Norman Cousins was diagnosed with a crippling and irreversible disease, he forged an unusual collaboration with his physician, and together they were able to beat the odds. The doctor's genius was in helping his patient to use his own powers: laughter, courage, and tenacity. The patient's talent was in mobilising his body's own natural resources, proving what an effective healing tool the mind can be.

This remarkable story of the triumph of the human spirit is truly inspirational reading.

Industry Reviews

"Amazing and heartening." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"An entertaining and instructive example of an inspired participation of a patient in his own treatment." -- Washington Post

Introductionp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 25
Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by 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
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ISBN: 9780393326840
ISBN-10: 0393326845
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17th July 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 12.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 20
Edition Type: Special edition

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