Double Vision: An East-West Collaboration for Coping with Cancerby Alexandra Dundas Todd
Todd, a medical sociologist, describes her sons compelling struggle against Cancer in strong personal language. At the same time, she also reflects on larger issues of U.S. health care such as social class & accessibility to treatment, conventional medicines often intractable power structure, & the effects of globalization on medical knowledge. Offers practical info. on macrobiotic foods & recipes, cookbooks, mail order companies, orgs. for nutritional education & referrals, selected readings on mind/body connections & Chinese & holistic medicine, & addresses of stress reduction & Chinese/holistic med. centers.
“Todd has written a probing, insightful, and powerful account of their quest for utilizing the planet’s vast sources of healing wisdom to affirm wholistic health within the individual. The book is inspiring, it asks the right questions of our medical establishment, and offers clear dietary information, reference sources, and sage advice.”—NAPRA Trade Journal
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A medical sociologist who has written extensively about health care delivery, ALEXANDRA DUNDAS TODD is Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University in Boston. Her last book was Intimate Adversaries: Cultural Conflict between Doctors and Women Patients (1989).
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