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Misdiagnosed: 
WAS MY WIFE A CASUALTY OF AMERICA'S MEDICAL COLD WAR? Point here for more book info

by A. Robert Smith

Paraview Press, 2001
ISBN: 1-931044-04-X
Health, 232 pp
Trade paperback: $14.95

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Following two broken marriages and her mother's suicide, Jane came into the happiest time of her life with a new love -- only to have it end tragically. Her death certificate states that she died of "metastatic carcinoma of unknown primary" - medical lingo for a cancer whose source remains a mystery. That explanation fails to reveal how Jane was placed in harm's way by health-care practitioners who belittle one another's valuable skills, refuse to cooperate, misdiagnose (or make no attempt to diagnose), and who believe that their treatment plan is the only plan, thereby putting the patient at risk. This poignant story, told through Jane's private journals by her author husband, is a cautionary tale for everyone caught in the crossfire of America's medical "cold war."

REVIEWS:
"A beautiful love story that focuses on the struggle of medicine today. Robert and Jane's search for meaning touches on something very important as each of us tries to answer that question in our lives." 
Eleanora Woloy, M.D. Jungian analyst 

"An inspiring story of love, faith, and courage in the face of terminal cancer. And a powerful testimony to the urgent need for cooperation between allopathic and alternative medicine." 
Simone Gabbay, author of Nourishing the Body Temple 

"A deeply moving story of love and faith in the face of profoundly difficult choices posed by a life-threatening illness. By sharing his wife struggle with cancer and her conscious death at home in the presence of loved ones, Bob Smith has given a gift of inestimable value to all of us as we confront mortality." 
Daniel Redwood, author, A Time to Heal 

  A. Robert Smith

A. ROBERT SMITH
is the editor of Venture Inward magazine, author of five previous books, including The Lost Memoirs of Edward Cayce and a former Washington correspondent and columnist whose work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Portland Oregonian, Virginian-Pilot and other publications. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


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