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 he concludes his book with the bold statement that hope i have come to believe is as vital to our lives as the very oxygen . 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 paperback january 11 2005 by jerome groopman author 46 out of 5 stars 145 ratings. Buy the anatomy of hope how people prevail in the face of illness reprint by groopman jerome isbn 9780375757754 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders
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