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Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient

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A book by Norman Cousins

Amazing and heartening. --Chicago Sun-Times      An entertaining and instructive example of an inspired participation of a patient in his own treatment. --Washington Post--This text refers to an alternatePaperbackedition.

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Author: Norman Cousins
Publisher: Bantam
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Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient by Cousins

  • May 13, 2004
This work contains numerous strategies aimed at maintaining
health into the far future. For instance, the author explains
how cancer occurs more frequently in patients with significant
grief, anger or fear in their daily lives. He indicates the
importance of physician contact with the patient. The importance
of a balanced diet is articulated. The author decries poor
nutrition in some hospitals . i.e. white bread and bleached flour
Specific medical tests are referenced i.e. SED RATE
The sed rate is the speed with which red blood cells settle in a test tube measured in milli-liters~ severity of inflammation.
He explains the importance of Vitamin C in collagen maintenance.
This work would be valuable for any middle-age or elderly person
seeking to maintain health far into the future.

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