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

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Norman Cousins's enormously influential best-selling book illustrates the concept at the heart of the holistic health principle: that the human mind is capable of promoting the body's potential for healing itself even when faced with a seemingly hopeless medical predicament. Recounting his personal experiences of working in close collaboration with his doctor to overcome a crippling and supposedly irreversible disease, Cousins outlines the life-saving and ultimately life-prolonging benefits to be gained by taking responsibility for one's own well-being. "I have learned," the author writes, "never to underestimate the capacity of the human mind and body to regenerate?ven when the prospects seem most wretched." This remarkable story of the triumph of the human spirit is inspirational reading for anyone contending with a serious illness.
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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 [electronic resource] Cousins, Norman., Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient : reflections on healing and regeneration / by Norman Cousins ; introd. by ReneĢ Dubos
title_short Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient :
title_sub reflections on healing and regeneration
topic_facet Authors, American, Collagen diseases, Cousins, Norman, Electronic books, Healing, Holistic medicine, Laughter, Medicine, Patients, Philosophy, Physiological aspects, Will