The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life

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Harper Collins, Jul 22, 1998 - Science - 368 pages

The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker's discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker's struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.

 

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The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the field of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. Read full review

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Robert Becker describes his research in how electricity influences biological processes. Much of the material will not appeal to a general audience, which is unlikely to warm to animal limb ... Read full review

Contents

The Promise of the Art
17
Growth and Regrowth
23
The Embryo at the Wound
40
Control Problems
47
Nerve Connections
55
The Sign of the Miracle
68
The Stimulating Current
77
The Circuit of Awareness
103
The Organ Tree
181
The Lazarus Heart
196
The SelfMending Net
203
Righting a Wrong Turn
215
The Essence of Life
221
The Missing Chapter
229
Breathing with the Earth
243
Maxwells Silver Hammer
271

The Ticklish Gene
118
Good News for Mammals
150
Our Hidden Healing Energy
161
Political Science
330
Glossary
348
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