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Double Vision: An East West Collaboration for Coping with Cancer Alexandra Dundas Todd

Double Vision: An East West Collaboration for Coping with Cancer

Alexandra Dundas Todd

Published October 26th 1994
ISBN : 9780819552792
Hardcover
206 pages
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When Alexandra Todds twenty-one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer, the family embarks on an odyssey that ultimately steers an expansive course between the gleaming technologies of traditional Western medicine and the gentle arts of alternativeMoreWhen Alexandra Todds twenty-one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer, the family embarks on an odyssey that ultimately steers an expansive course between the gleaming technologies of traditional Western medicine and the gentle arts of alternative healing. That the voyage is successful is testimony not only to the strength of Drews courage, but also to his mothers determination to combine the best of Western medical techniques with Eastern treatment strategies in their battle against life threatening illness. Double Vision is a unique combination of memoir and rigorous scholarship. Todd, a medical sociologist who has written extensively about health care delivery, describes Drews compelling struggle in strong personal language. At the same time, she also reflects on larger issues of U.S. health care such as social class and accessibility to treatment, conventional medicines often intractable power structure, and the effects of globalization on medical knowledge. Invaluable appendices offer practical information on macrobiotic foods and recipes, cookbooks, mail order companies, organizations for nutritional education and referrals, selected readings on mind/body connections and Chinese and holistic medicine, and addresses of stress reduction and Chinese/holistic medicine centers.