Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient: reflections on healing and regeneration

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The best-selling, groundbreaking classic by Norman Cousins on combating life-threatening illness through humor and patient participation in care. 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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display_description The power of laughter triumphs over illness in Norman Cousins's bestselling classic memoir that revolutionized medicine. Norman Cousins's iconic firsthand account of victory against terminal disease, Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient, inspired a revolution, encouraging patients to take charge of their own treatment. A political journalist and activist, Cousins was also a professor of medical humanities at UCLA, where he studied the biochemistry of human emotions and their relationship to healing. When Cousins was hospitalized with a debilitating collagen illness, he decided to take his health into his own hands. Cousins and his doctor combated the disease together by creating a regimen of laughter and vitamin C specifically calibrated to his needs. Against all odds, the treatment worked, proving to Cousins that a positive attitude was key to his improvement. Years later, Cousins set pen to paper to tell the story of his recovery. In this humorous and insightful account, Cousins analyzes his own journey in relation to holistic medicine and discusses the astounding power of mind over body. The result is an inspirational and educational guide to health that continues to offer hope to many. This book features an extended biography of Norman Cousins by his daughter, Sarah Cousins Shapiro.
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subject_facet Authors, American -- Biography, Collagen diseases -- Patients -- United States -- Biography, Cousins, Norman, Electronic books, Healing, Holistic medicine, Laughter -- Physiological aspects, Medicine -- Philosophy, Will
title_display Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient : reflections on healing and regeneration
title_full Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient : reflections on healing and regeneration / by Norman Cousins ; introd. by ReneĢ Dubos, Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient : reflections on healing and regeneration [electronic resource] / Norman Cousins
title_short Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient :
title_sub reflections on healing and regeneration
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