Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Larry Dossey, 288 pp, $24, ISBN 0-06-251622-1, paper, $10, ISBN 0-06-251644-2, San Francisco, Calif, HarperSanFrancisco/HarperCollins, 1999.
Reinventing Medicine changes everything. In his latest book, Larry Dossey, MD, has done a masterful job of meticulously documenting the science at the frontiers of medicine while expanding those frontiers even further. This work reflects the changes in medicine, historically and futuristically. Its keystone is the concept of nonlocal mind, extended and developed from the author's previous well-known books, Space, Time, and Medicine and Healing Words.
Such phenomena as prayer, positive intentionality, near death experiences, medical intuition, and healing dreams are discussed, referenced, and addressed in relation to medical science. Dossey provides a rational and visionary context for commonplace but seemingly unexplainable events, such as the eerie knowledge we have when someone stares at us from across the room or when a far away relative suddenly realizes a dear one has suffered an injury or death.
HealingReinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing. JAMA. 1999;282(24):2368. doi:10.1001/jama.282.24.2368-JBK1222-2-1