The Cure within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine Paperback – 29 Jan 2009
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Harrington...has expertly mapped the transmission of mind-body ideas...showing us where they come from and why exactly they seem to have nine lives.--Amanda Schaffer
This brilliant study ... concludes that 'mind-body medicine is a deeply storied world.'--Barbara Fisher
This brilliant study...concludes that 'mind-body medicine is a deeply storied world.'--Barbara Fisher
Splendid...Harrington's study offers a first-rate cultural history of an age-old but still much debated topic.
About the Author
Anne Harrington, professor and chair of the History of Science Department at Harvard University, is the author of Reenchanted Science and the editor of The Placebo Effect and The Dalai Lama at MIT. She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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It's a great book that gently and thoughtfully explores the religious background to many of these secularised western therapy beliefs and the resulting assumptions that have become part of the general discourse and language of health, therapy and 'healing' and the role of 'self help' books and other popular media in promoting these ideas. In addition the book provides a selective critical evaluation of the research that was used as a platform for these ideas.
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I can see this book helping a lot of people in the future and look forward to her next publication. Roger
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