Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration

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Bantam, 1981 - Health & Fitness - 173 pages
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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.

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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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