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Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant
  

Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

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Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016.

A rigorous, skeptical, ground-breaking look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the body. In her eye-opening new book, Jo Marchant delves deep into the latest scientific research and asks: - Are those who turn to alternative medicine deluded, or are they on to something? - Can our thoughts, beliefs and emotions influence our physical health? - Can we train our brains to heal our bodies? CURE takes us on a remarkable journey and offers a new and thought-provoking view of what it means to be human.

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Cure A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The field of mind-body medicine is plagued by wild claims that mislead patients and instil false hope. But as scientists in a range of fields uncover solid evidence that our minds influence our bodies far more profoundly than previously thought, there is now great promise too.

Reviews

'Should be compulsory reading for all young doctors' NEW SCIENTIST

'Writing with simplicity, clarity and style, and covering an enormous range of material, [Marchant] surveys with grace what we think we know, and what we would like to know, about the mysterious and troubling relationship between our minds and our bodies' GUARDIAN

'A well-researched page-turner ... may very well lead to widespread changes in the ways we practice medicine' NEW YORK POST

'A diligent and useful work that makes the case for 'holistic medicine while warning against the snake-oil salesmen who have annexed that word for profit' SUNDAY TIMES

'A rewarding read that seeks to separate the wishful and emotion-driven from the scientifically tested' WASHINGTON POST

'This is popular science writing at its very best ... I would recommend this book to anybody who has a mind and a body' -- HENRY MARSH author of DO NO HARM: STORIES OF LIFE, DEATH, AND BRAIN SURGERY

About the Author

Jo Marchant is Opinion Editor at New Scientist magazine. She has a PhD in medical microbiology and has been a science journalist for nine years. She spent three years of that as an editor at the journal Nature, and her articles have also appeared in the Guardian and The Economist. She lives with her boyfriend in Brixton, London.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Jo Marchant

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Hardback

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Popular Science
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ISBN

9780857868626

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