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Anatomy of an Illness As Perceived By the Patient

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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 truly inspirational reading.

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.

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'A special hardcover gift edition of the New York Timesbestseller: Norman Cousins\'s phenomenal bestseller on illness overcome and the triumph of the human spirit.\n

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Synopsis:

The premise of Norman Cousins's enormously influential work is that the human mind is capable of promoting the body's capacity for combating illness and healing itself even when faced with a seemingly hopeless medical predicament. The author recounts his personal experiences while working in close collaboration with his doctor to overcome a crippling and supposedly irreversible disease, and illustrates the life-saving and ultimately life-prolonging benefits to be gained by taking responsibility for one's own well-being. Cousins's story is inspirational reading for anyone contending with a serious illness.

About the Author

Norman Cousins was a longtime editor of the Saturday Review and the author of eleven books on health and healing, among other works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326840
Author:
Cousins, Norman
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Dubos, Ren
Subject:
General
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Holistic Medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.3 x 5 x 0.6 in 0.43 lb

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Product details 192 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393326840 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care.
"Synopsis" by , 'A special hardcover gift edition of the New York Timesbestseller: Norman Cousins\'s phenomenal bestseller on illness overcome and the triumph of the human spirit.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , The premise of Norman Cousins's enormously influential work is that the human mind is capable of promoting the body's capacity for combating illness and healing itself even when faced with a seemingly hopeless medical predicament. The author recounts his personal experiences while working in close collaboration with his doctor to overcome a crippling and supposedly irreversible disease, and illustrates the life-saving and ultimately life-prolonging benefits to be gained by taking responsibility for one's own well-being. Cousins's story is inspirational reading for anyone contending with a serious illness.
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