Dr. Larry Dossey is an honored pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, having written 10 books on subjects ranging from the healing power of prayer to the merging of spirituality and medicine.
In 1967, Dr. Dossey graduated form Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and started his career as a battalion surgeon in the Vietnam War. Then, he practiced as a doctor of internal medicine and, in 1982, became the chief of staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. While practicing in Dallas, Dr. Dossey came across patients who were miraculously cured of life-threatening illnesses without medical explanations. His interest in the spiritual beliefs and use of prayer by these patients became the inspiration for his first book, Space, Time and Medicine.
His New York Times best-seller Healing Words was published in 1993 and examined the role of religious practice and prayer in health—presenting evidence and published data to prove the healing power of prayer. Dr. Dossey's works were once thought of as radical in the traditional medical community, but now are used as textbooks in nearly 80 medical schools. Dr. Dossey's latest book is The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Barbara, who is a nurse-consultant and the author of several award-winning books.
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Published on July 28, 2008