The Gift of Healing: A Legacy of Hope

Beatrice C. Engstrand, Author
Beatrice C. Engstrand, Author Wynwood $17 (223p) ISBN 978-0-922066-31-5
Reviewed on: 03/31/1990
Release date: 04/01/1990
In this moving testament to the powers of faith and a belief in ``positive imaging,'' Engstrand describes her odyssey of pain that began when she was 20, and a student at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. After the discovery of a malignancy in the roof of her mouth, she underwent massive facial surgery that left her impaired and mutilated as well as depressed. Yet shortly after the surgery she was back in medical school, from which she graduated in 1984, all the while undergoing torturok?/right.gs ous rehabilitation therapy and prosthesis adjustment. With the support of family and friends, and a strong religious base that nourished her spirit, she triumphed over enormous odds. Today, a practicing neurologist in New York City, Engstrand brings compassion, empathy and hope to others whose lives are similarly threatened. (June)
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