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Author Cousins, Norman.

Title Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient : reflections on healing and regeneration / by Norman Cousins ; introduction by René Dubos.

Imprint New York : Norton, 2005, ©1979.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.1967 COU    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.1967 COU    Available
Description 192 pages ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-192).
Summary "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 humor 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 mobilizing 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 as inspirational today as it was at the time of its writing. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Subject Cousins, Norman.
Collagen diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Holistic medicine.
Laughter -- Physiological aspects.
Medicine -- Philosophy.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Added Author Dubos, René.
ISBN 0393326845

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