What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing

Book - 2012
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Draws on a wide range of disciplines to explore the parallels between humans and animals and what nature can teach about the human mind and body, sharing case studies about animal and human commonalities to explain new developments in health care.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307593481
Branch Call Number: 636.089 NAT
Characteristics: 288
Additional Contributors: Bowers, Kathryn


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Apr 13, 2016

LA cardiologist/psychiatrist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz advocates that medical doctors should pay more attention to veterinary medicine. This book explains why: humans are animals and there are analogous animal diseases, conditions, and disorders to virtually any human kind. For example, there was a documented rise in heart attacks around 9/11, Northridge Earthquake, and the Tohoku earthquake/tsunami; in the animal world, some animals literally die of fright. In the human world, some people engage in self-mutilation or self-harm; in the animal world, some birds have a plucking disorder; some cats will lick themselves in places so much, that the fur will come out. This highly readable volume discusses the traditional MD's disdain of veterinarians and why that should change.

JCLKimG Oct 04, 2013

Humans are animals, too, and this book takes a leveled look at what different species can learn from each other. This book offers surprising insights and some laugh out loud comparisons. I recommend it for those with an interest in science, biology, health, and for animal lovers.


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