The Power To Heal : Ancient Arts & Modern Medicine

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This exploration of healing moves from ancient techniques and primitive treatments to the frontiers of medical technology, including miracle pharmaceuticals, unique health regimes, incredible recoveries, unusual birthing practices and the secrets of remarkable centenarians. Combining essays from some of America's foremost writers this book looks at some of the most important topics in the world of medicine.

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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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Matthew Naythons, M.D., continues to revise a diverse curriculum vitae. After receiving his M.D., he juggled a career as an emergency room physician with world travel as an award-winning photojournalist for Time magazine. Among his assignments were the fall of Saigon, the Nicaraguan revolution, and the Jonestown massacre. In response to the horrors he witnessed while covering the 1979 Cambodian refugee exodus, Naythons formed International Medical Teams, a relief organization that brought medical care to the Thai-Cambodian border.

In 1989, Dr. Naythons formed the RxMedia Group, which produced the book, The Power to Heal, a photojournalistic look at health, healing and medicine around the world. He founded Epicenter Communications in 1992, and NetHealth in 1995. NetHealth produces award-winning health information Internet websites.

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