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Paths Out of Illness via Faith

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Science  25 Jun 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5986, pp. 1636
DOI: 10.1126/science.1191479

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Miracle Cures Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief by Robert A. Scott University of California Press, Berkeley, 2010. 265 pp. $24.95, £16.95. ISBN 9780520262751.


Through accounts of cures at medieval, early modern, and contemporary shrines, Scott explores the roles belief, hope, and the emotions play in healing.