Books: Extra-Dispensary Perceptions

HEALING: A DOCTOR IN SEARCH OF A MIRACLE by WILLIAM A. NOLEN, M.D. 308 pages. Random House. $8.95.

Dr. William A. Nolen, author of The Making of a Surgeon (1970), is hardly the first member of his profession to debunk faith healing, but he is the first to write open-mindedly about metaphysical medicine. He became so imbued with investigatory zeal that he subjected himself to a "psychic operation." The result of his two years of research is a book that should serve as a warning to any patient who prefers spirits to science....

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