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The Resource The scalpel and the soul : encounters with surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope, Allan J. Hamilton ; foreword by Andrew Weil

The scalpel and the soul : encounters with surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope, Allan J. Hamilton ; foreword by Andrew Weil

Label
The scalpel and the soul : encounters with surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope
Title
The scalpel and the soul
Title remainder
encounters with surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope
Statement of responsibility
Allan J. Hamilton ; foreword by Andrew Weil
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on thirty years of medical experience, The Scalpel and the Soul tells the unspoken stories behind remarkable patients and strange events, and shares the moral and spiritual lessons found in them." "For physicians, supernatural inklings and intrusions are disturbing. Doctors often cannot be candid with colleagues and patients about anomalous events because they are trained to disregard the inexplicable and unbelievable. They are taught to discount the elusive, evanescent powers of the soul. Superstition, omens, and divine spirits smack of foolishness, if not outright madness." "But patients often report the same inexplicable experiences as their caregivers. Life-threatening illness or surgery frequently brings dormant spirituality to life. The soul often needs more than intensive care alone can give, and in moments of crisis the veil that separates the material from the ineffable can be lowered
  • The Scalpel and the Soul explores how premonition, intuition, "good luck," hope, and faith not only become factors in how patients feel but also can literally alter outcomes and save lives; it validates the spiritual manifestations many physicians and medical professionals encounter daily; it empowers patients to voice their spiritual needs when seeking medical help; and, finally, it addresses the mysterious, attractive powers the soul exerts during life-threatening events." "The book concludes with an appendix of "twenty rules to live by" - practical, hard-won advice for patients or their loved ones on how to navigate through surgery or critical care."--BOOK JACKET. (Blackwell)
Summary
A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon reveals how his line of work has exposed him to inexplicable phenomena in the apparent form of angels, ghosts, and patients who have had near-death experiences, in a series of case stories that shares the author's insight into the role of superstition, premonition, and faith in health outcomes
Biography type
autobiography
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266025
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hamilton, Allan J
Dewey number
  • 617.4/8092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hamilton, Allan J
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Supernatural
  • Mind and body
  • Psychophysiology
  • Medicine and psychology
  • Medicine
  • Patient advocacy
Target audience
adult
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encounters with surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope
Label
The scalpel and the soul : encounters with surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope, Allan J. Hamilton ; foreword by Andrew Weil
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781585426157
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008000594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn191206541
  • OCoLC
Label
The scalpel and the soul : encounters with surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope, Allan J. Hamilton ; foreword by Andrew Weil
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781585426157
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008000594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn191206541
  • OCoLC

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