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The Link between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 27 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1043
  1. Michael Saunders, consultant neurologist and assistant priest
  1. Masham and Healey, North Yorkshire

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    Eds Harold G Koenig, Harvey Jay Cohen

    Oxford University Press, £27.50, pp 304

    ISBN 019 514360 4

    Rating: Graphic

    The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1.21 RSV)—that was a common enough epitaph on 19th century gravestones, particularly if the deceased was a child. Religious faith was a means of coping with the tragedies that beset humanity.

    Psychoneuroimmunology may appear to be a world away from religious faith, but this book sees …

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