Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient (Hardcover)

Reflections on Healing and Regeneration

By Norman Cousins, Rene Dubos (Introduction by)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393041903, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2001

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Description

The premise of Norman Cousins's enormously influential work is that the human mind is capable of promoting the body's capacity for combating illness and healing itself even when faced with a seemingly hopeless medical predicament. The author recounts his personal experiences while working in close collaboration with his doctor to overcome a crippling and supposedly irreversible disease, and illustrates the life-saving and ultimately life-prolonging benefits to be gained by taking responsibility for one's own well-being. Cousins's story is inspirational reading for anyone contending with a serious illness.