In the foreword to his latest book the anatomy of hope how people prevail in the face of illness the oncologist humanitarian jerome groopman lays open his thesis hope unlike optimism is rooted in unalloyed reality true hope has no room for delusion. Part of this in groopmans view is that hope works at a biological level as hopeful expectation of success alters brain chemistry in a way that can reduce the bodys pain signals that often contribute to patient despair in his chapter titled the biology of hope groopman reviews recent work on the placebo effect that supports his views. The anatomy of hope how people prevail in the face of illness groopman jerome 9780375757754 amazoncom books buy new 1800 free shipping on orders over 2500 shipped by amazon arrives wednesday jan 27. 1 discov med 2004 oct423351 5 the anatomy of hope how people prevail in the face of illness yang b1 author information 1discovery medicine 57 w timonium rd suite 207 timonium md 21093 usa summary in the anatomy of hope dr jerome groopman professor and chairman of department of medicine harvard medical school tells extraordinary stories of hope in coping with
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