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THE POWER TO HEAL: Ancient Arts and Modern Medicine

Smolan, Rick, Moffitt Phillip, Naythons, M.D., Matthew

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ISBN 10: 0136845495 / ISBN 13: 9780136845492
Published by Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Breathtaking original photographs by 100 of the world's leading photographers, detailed captions and essays by a score of equally celebrated writers--among them Dr. Michael Crichton, Maxine Hong Kingston and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross--combine to give the reader an extraordinary look at the "emotions, the mystery, the faces and the remarkable diversity of health, healing and medicine around the world." As new, in cloth boards, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. 13 1/4" X 10 5/8" AB1. Bookseller Inventory # 0379

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Title: THE POWER TO HEAL: Ancient Arts and Modern ...

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Oversized book. From the inside flap.."The Power to Heal is an extraordinary look at the emotions, the mystery, the faces, and the remarkable diversity of health, healing, and medicine around the world. Breathtaking original photographs, detailed captions, and illuminating essays combine to present a unique and hopeful portrait of humanity's age-old fascination with the body and how to keep it healthy. In the fall of 1990, one hundred of the world's leading photographers and a score of equally celebrated writers--among them Dr. Michael Crichton, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross--agreed to undertake a worldwide quest to capture the essence of healing. These explorers found remarkable connections between the ancient arts and modern medicine., connections made more vivid by today's struggle to find a healthy way of life in a world of scarcity and turmoil. Journey through the pages of this book and discover: Tibetan healers using miraculous "precious pills" made of dia

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An extraordinary look at the emotions, the mystery, the faces, and the remarkable diversity of health, healing, and medicine around the world. Breathtaking original photographs and illuminating essays combine to present a unique and hopeful portrait of humanity's age-old fascination with the body and how to keep it healthy. Journey through the pages of this book and discover: Tibetan healers using miraculous "precious pills" made of diamonds and rubies; Red Cross medical personnel scrambling through the crossfire in El Salvador; healers in central Africa using soldier ants in place of stitches; an emergency-room team in Baltimore making split-second life-and-death decisions; and American doctors and researchers creating biological and pharmacological miracles.

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