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At the age of 54, Michael Gearin-Tosh discovered he had bone marrow cancer. This is the story of his quest to manage and overcome his illness; his determination to not to be coerced into joining programmes of invasive treatments; and his resolve to stand up to the NHS, specialists and colleagues who encouraged him to follow the conventional route as a cancer patient. The author selected a number of regimes and devised his own routine and diets, and six years on he still survives, despite being told he should "expect to die soon". This is not a "how-to" book, but an account of one man's quest to listen to his inner voice of intuition.

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'I could not put this book down. The story of a man, told in his own voice, who has the courage to take his life in his own hands, the wit to laugh at his condition and the detachment to choose his own course'
DIANA RIGG
'Exquisitely written. Achingly funny - his prose is to die for. So how fortunate the medical profession failed to kill him. I would read Gearin-Tosh on football.'
ANNE ROBINSON
'The message of Living Proof is far reaching. It does a great service to us all'
SIR DAVID WEATHERALL FRS
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
'This is an extraordinary book: lively and grave, eccentric and wise, rooted deep in literature and the history of the human spirit. It is the testament of a man who wouldn't accept a medical death sentence, but under the intolerable pressures of illness kept his nerve and took a gamble.
Its value is the greater because the obstreperous patient openly shares his fear and exhaustion and doubt, and is meticulously fair about airing the medical arguments against his mutiny. But what makes it shine is the author himself: still here, still arguing, still a vivid and unquenchable living proof that humankind is greater than its fading flesh'
LIBBY PURVES
'Michael Gearin-Tosh is a wonderful writer. The reader feels that he is experiencing some of the same things that the patient is undergoing. All physicians should read it in order to obtain a better understanding of the effect their conversation, advice and interest has upon the patient. Fascinating and provocative'
PROFESSOR ROBERT A. KYLE,
MAYO CLINC, USA
'Essential reading. Michael Gearin-Tosh turned fear of the unknown into a freedom where the mind opened new doors and the body followed excitedly'
DAVID SUCHET
'Living Proof is simply amazing. You feel like you are in conversation with the author, and what you hear is riveting and deeply moving'
NICHOLAS HYTNER
'A highly perceptive experience of the medieval era most areas of medicine still belong to'
PROFFESOR RAY POWLES,
ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL, LONDON
'Gearin-Tosh is a formidable opponent ... The death he was offered would have made a nonsense of his life. It was the wrong ending, and he chose to rewrite it ... [A] remarkable book'
Rachel Cusk, DAILY TELEGRAPH
'The joy of this book is the vivid writing and Michael's sense of fun, which never deserts him'
DAILY MAIL
'The importance of this book is that, unlike other cancer diaries, it is intellectually rigorous. His spare, beautifully controlled journal is accompanied by careful analysis of what he is told and the meaning of his self-treatment'
Bryan Appleyard, TIMES ON SUNDAY
'Many readers of this painful, provocative book may decide that it should have been subtitled not "A Medical Mutiny" but "A Medical Miracle"'
Francis King, THE SPECTATOR
'He has written in a spare, wry, back-handed style ... the most persuasive case for alternative medicine that this skeptical, generally dismissive reader has yet come across ... He is the most elegant and good-humoured of mutineers and that, in the end, may be what keeps him alive'
THE NEW YORK TIMES
'Inspiring ... both powerful and thought-provoking'
JOURNAL OF MYELOMA, US
'An excellent and interesting account of his reaction to the disease and interaction with the medical profession. Very few patients have described as well the inner debates, the responses to the different advice given by physicians and by well meaning friends'
JOURNAL OF ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE, US
'Laudable, brave and a little awe-inspiring' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
'A touching and revealing memoir' THE TIMES
'A powerful indictment of medical bigotry, and an inspiring report of its author's determination and endurance' TLS
'A marvellous book, full of fascinating insight and observation. Every patient should read it, but more importantly, so should doctors and therapists for an understanding of how their attitudes and language impact on their patients' THE BOOK PAGE
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Michael Gearin-Tosh is a fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford University where he teaches English Literature, is a founder director of the Oxford School of Drama and a visiting professor in the Overseas Department of Stanford University.

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  • Data di pubblicazione2002
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  • ISBN 13 9780743206778
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  • Numero di pagine288
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