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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (29 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393333973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393333978
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.3 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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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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