Synopses & Reviews
Cousins' pionering account of his personal triumph over severe illness was the precurser of hundreds of articles and books dealing with the mind's ability to influence the body's health. Head First depicts Cousins' 10-year quest to find the proof that positive attitudes are actually biochemical factors which combat disease.
"An eloquent plea for two needed emphases: more humane doctor-patient relations, and greater patient involvement in the struggle with disease."Melvin Konner.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-352) and index.
Table of Contents
Establishing the ground rules -- Good things are happening -- A look at my "case" load -- Putting the human spirit to work -- The laughter connection -- The most important health lesson -- My most extraordinary case -- Dispelling the five basic health myths.