The Sickening Mind

The Sickening Mind

  • Publish Date: 1998-01-05
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Paul Martin
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A masterpiece of popularization Times Literary Supplement

A fascinating account, based on objective scientific research, of the ways in which mental states affect the individuals liability to disease Martin is a highly civilised scientist, who seasons his text with witty parentheses. He also provides many examples from literature, ranging widely from Shakespeare, Goethe and Hardy to Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Kafka Interesting, informative and a pleasure to read. ANTHONY STORR, Sunday Times

Excellent JON TURNEY, Financial Times

This most accessible account of a difficult subject blows away some prejudices and pleasingly justifies others Martin is a biologist whose style is considerate of the laymanand it is a tribute to his own benignly infectious enthusiasm for his subject that his closing thoughts are encouraging Remarkable. ALAN JUDD, Daily Telegraph

Compelling Balanced and impressively up to date The tone of voice, the open-minded but critical intelligence should uplift the quality of the debate Martins lucid account of possible mechanisms of the connections between mental states and personality traits and illnesses is a notable triumph of his book Excellent. RAYMOND TALLIS, Times Literary Supplement

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