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The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine

The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine
Author: Anne Harrington
ISBN 13: 9780393065633
ISBN 10: 393065634
Edition: 1
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2008-01-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
List Price: $25.95

Lays bare the history behind mind-body healing.

The New York Times - Jerome Groopman

In The Cure Within, her splendid history of mind-body medicine, Anne Harrington tries to explain why we draw connections between emotions and illness, and helps trace how today's myriad alternative and complementary treatments came to be. A professor and chairman of the history of science department at Harvard, Harrington has produced a book that desperately needed to be written…In fluid prose and with the precision of a detective story, Harrington offers a taxonomy of the main narratives that we draw on to try to make sense of disease, whether they emphasize our ability to heal ourselves or more magical interventions.