Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient (Twentieth Anniversary)

Norman Cousins (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
July 17, 2005
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.59 X 7.32 inches | 0.43 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393326840
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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.

Reviews

Amazing and heartening.
An entertaining and instructive example of an inspired participation of a patient in his own treatment.