Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.
Hide this

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the…

Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient (original 1979; udgave 2005)

af Norman Cousins

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
612929,907 (4.05)3
How medicine and a therapy of laughter helped the author conquer a degenerative disease.
Titel:Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient
Forfattere:Norman Cousins
Info:W. W. Norton & Co. (2005), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 192 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek

Work Information

Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient af Norman Cousins (1979)


Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 3 omtaler

Viser 1-5 af 9 (næste | vis alle)
I heard more than five decades ago about a blockbuster book that titillated my interest. Only recently did I get around to reading it. It relates to medicine and healing. Now that I'm tagged as being in the “senior citizen” category, it seemed high time to absorb this work by the late political journalist Norman Cousins.

This man created quite a stir back in the day with his book, Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient. It advocates self-healing through laughter. In 1964, Cousins had suffered from a not very well known debilitating disease called ankylosing spondylitis. This condition brings on inflammation, and can result in the fusing of small bones in the spine. It's very painful and is widely regarded having no cure.

His doctor was impressed with Cousins' will to live. The patient took great interest in his own condition. He thought deeply about what he was facing, and kept the doctor informed of those thoughts. This was certainly not the typical patient who either blindly obeys medical orders or is not so good at obeying what the doctor advises. The author came to a self-discovery that laughing has a therapeutic effect. He found that watching comedy movies that were very funny caused him to engage in deep belly laughter, and that in turn the laughing made him feel better.

That wasn't all Cousins learned while being treated. He took a serious look at the benefits of ascorbic acid, the substance more commonly known as vitamin C. The patient took large quantities of the vitamin after learning it was found to have increased lifespans of cancer patients by weeks and even months. He became personally involved in discussions with a young cancer patient who was terminal, but lived months longer than expected after taking ascorbic acid.

The book gives indications of how self-determination can play an important part in recovery from illness. The patient learned that extraordinary challenges can result in positive outcomes after the mind and body summon their innermost resources. The author's own body went far beyond the point where medical experts anticipated. I searched online and found that Cousins lived to the age of 75, his demise being the result of a heart attack. He lived a considerably longer life than what would have been expected, given the condition that compelled him to look into ways to improve his own health fortunes.

The book meets up to the hype that I had heard back in the 1960's. It is definitely worth the most stars it can be given.
  JamesBanzer | Aug 18, 2020 |
It has Stood the test of Time

Despite enormous changes in medicine and medical technology in the lat 50 years, this book is still relevant.

Up front he says that he didn’t know if or how much effect the vitamin C made. Science seems to have concluded that in most cases it is not beneficial. Still, there are many who still advocate it.

The most valuable contribution is that patient attitude makes a huge difference. For him laughter played a big role. He was also fortunate to have a doctor who supported his effort to recover from the death sentence of his illness. ( )
  bread2u | Jul 1, 2020 |
A positive attitude can help you recover from any illness, major or minor. Laughter isn't the best medicine, but it certainly helps. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
Inspirational. ( )
  pricklybear | Mar 19, 2012 |
A Classic MUST-READ !! ( )
  vegetarian | Mar 6, 2012 |
Viser 1-5 af 9 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Første ord
Sidste ord
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk (1)

How medicine and a therapy of laughter helped the author conquer a degenerative disease.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen

Populære omslag

Quick Links


Gennemsnit: (4.05)
2 1
3 9
3.5 2
4 21
4.5 3
5 13

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

W.W. Norton

2 udgaver af dette værk er udgivet af W.W. Norton.

Udgaver: 0393326845, 0393041905


Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 164,414,738 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig