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Anatomy of an Illness
Author: Norman Cousins

ISBN: 9780393326840
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17 July 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 12.8 x 1.7
Description:
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 humour 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 mobilising 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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