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Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient : reflections on healing and regeneration

Author: Norman Cousins
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] was the first book by a patient that spoke to our current interest in taking charge of our own health. It started th revolution in patients working with their doctors and using humor to boost their bodies' capacity for healing. When [the author] 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Norman Cousins; Norman Cousins
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Cousins
OCLC Number: 65211271
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1979.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient --
Mysterious placebo --
Creativity and longevity --
Pain is not the ultimate enemy --
Holistic health and healing --
What I learned from three thousand doctors.
Responsibility: by Norman Cousins ; introduction by René Dubos.

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[This book] was the first book by a patient that spoke to our current interest in taking charge of our own health. It started th revolution in patients working with their doctors and using humor to boost their bodies' capacity for healing. When [the author] 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.-Back cover.

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