Anatomy Of An Illness As Perceived By The Patient

Paperback | July 12, 2005

byNorman Cousins

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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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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...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.2 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:July 12, 2005Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393326845

ISBN - 13:9780393326840

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The power of the mind in overcoming disease A patient who got a terrible illness, did not listen to the negative things some people told him. He found ways to beat the odds, including having a positive attittude. The book also touches on subjects like nutrition, the function of pain, placebos, the connection between creativity and longevity, harmful side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, and more.
Date published: 2010-10-13

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Amazing and heartening. — Chicago Sun-Times

An entertaining and instructive example of an inspired participation of a patient in his own treatment. — Washington Post