Making Miracles: An Exploration Into the Dynamics of Self-Healing

Paul C. Roud, Author, F. Isaacson, Editor
Paul C. Roud, Author, F. Isaacson, Editor Warner Books $19.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-446-51467-5
Reviewed on: 11/28/1989
Release date: 12/01/1989
These firsthand accounts by survivors once diagnosed as terminally ill will appeal to those who found comfort in Norman Cousins's Anatomy of an Illness. In informative, inspiring commentaries, Massachusetts psychologist Roud writes that those who overcome cancer or other fatal diseases share a will to live, positive mental attitude and the ability to alter lifestyle. As one patient here notes, ``It was either change or die.'' This outlook is the key, according to Roud, to these ``miracles.'' Author tour. (Jan.)
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