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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine$
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Eric J. Cassell

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156164

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156164.001.0001

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Mind and Body

Mind and Body

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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses and examines the question: how does the mind act on the body? It presents a thesis that pertains to meanings and the things people do, the former being essential to the latter. The chapter examines the concept of the mind, while considering the concept of disease to be misleading. It discusses psychosomatic medicine, how the activities of thought influence the body, the flow of meaning, coda, and the special case of preverbal children.

Keywords:   thesis, meanings, things people do, mind, disease, psychosomatic medicine, activities of thought, flow of meaning, coda, preverbal children

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