Head First the Biology of Hope Author:Norman Cousins Following publication of Cousins' account of his own dramatic recovery, Anatomy of an Illness, he began a quest to prove his theory that positive attitudes are not merely "moods' but biochemical realities. Medical research has demonstrated that panic, depression, fear and frustration can have negative effects on human health. — This book presents... more » the rapidly mounting scientific evidence that hope, faith, love, will to live and laughter can help combat serious disease. Most important, such attitudes can enhance the environment of medical treatment.
Cousins draws upon exchanges with doctors, patients, medical students and research scientists to provide a clear picture of modern medical care and new-found biological hope.« less