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The Soul of Medicine By Peter Adams

The Soul of Medicine
by Peter Adams

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An anthology of writings from a range of sources: from the "Epic of Gilgamesh" through Robert Louis Stevenson to Auden. It includes writings on specific illnesses, on mental/emotional troubles, on pain, on the role of the doctor/carer, and on the insights that the experience of illness can bring.
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The Soul of Medicine: An Anthology of Illness and Healing by Peter Adams

An anthology of writings chosen from a range of sources: from the "Epic of Gilgamesh" through Robert Louis Stevenson to Auden, Laurie Lee and Thomas Largwhiskers, Navaho medicine man. Illness is an experience that everyone shares at some time, and the compiler intends his selection to be a source of comfort and inspiration for both patients and healers. It includes writings on specific illnesses, on mental and emotional troubles, on pain, on the role of the doctor/carer, and on the insights that the experience of illness can bring.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 "When I was sick and lay a-bed" - the experience of illness: the body in illness; the soul in illness; the patient; the ravages of disease; sympathy; living with illness; making sense of illness; the meaning of illness; responding to illness; the search for healing; places of healing; when healing comes; the ways of healing; the healer; the healer's burden; the heroic healer and the wounded healer. Part 2 Afflictions from the cradle to the grave: birth and childhood; afflictions one by one; anxiety and panic, depression and grief; madness; pain; disability; growing old; facing death; death itself; the sickness of the world. Part 3 Grant us health we pray - the mysteries of healing: mysticism -beyond health and illness; the blessing in the wound; creativity and illness; the Shamanic way of health; the healing mysteries of gods and goddesses; here's to your health! blessings and prayers for health.

Additional information

GOR001948397
The Soul of Medicine: An Anthology of Illness and Healing by Peter Adams
Peter Adams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-05-27
320
0140195300
9780140195309
N/A
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