Anatomy of An Illness as Perceived by the Patient

Anatomy of An Illness as Perceived by the Patient

Reflections on Healing and Regeneration

Paperback - 2005
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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 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.
Published: New York : Norton, 2005.
ISBN: 9780393326840
Branch Call Number: 362.1967 COU
Characteristics: 192 pages ;,19 cm


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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. EA 200 C 1979


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