The Healing Power of Our Inner Warmthby James A. Ryan
My memoirs are rather slanted. They include only the successes and none of the failures. Clinical vignettes that illustrate the healing process follow my career from a medical internship at Georgetown, through a fellowship in Psychiatry at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. The discovery of the warming point in schizophrenia at D.C. General was followed by the almost miraculous healing of several thousand acutely ill schizophrenics during two years as Chief Psychiatrist. There is a detailed case history of the full recovery of a chronic schizophrenic considered untreatable. Patients with drug-resistant suicidal depression were successfully treated through a unique form of psychosurgery.
"Couldn't put it down, a page turner. The book is well written, interesting, and above all full of love. Publication is imperative so that what you did at D.C. General to help unravel the mistery of schizophrenia will not be forgotten, and that new generations of psychiatrists will be inspired to follow where you have led."
-Francis F. Barnes, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and former Chief Psychiatrists at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
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-Mrs. Patricia Normile, Professor of Economics at Montgomery College in Maryland.
"Very well written, flow easily and interestingly and is informative, uplifting and encouraging. A humane work."
-Mr. Thomas Cormick, West Point grad and Federal Career Officer.
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