in Healing: Mind, Body and Prayer
are at least two studies that have been conducted to investigate the
impact of prayer on the healing process. One was authored by Dr. Randolph
Byrd, a physician with the Cardiology Division of San Francisco General
Hospital at the time of the study's original publication in the Southern
Medical Journal in 1988.
Dr. Byrd's study
was entitled "Positive Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer
in a Coronary Care Unit Population" and was published again in
1997 by Alternative Therapies, Vol. 3, No. 6. Reprints of the
study can be requested from InnoVision Communications by e-mail at incReprint@aol.com
or by telephone at (800) 899 1712. Fax requests are accepted at +1 (714) 362 2022.
Dr. Elizabeth Targ
undertook a study at the California Pacific Medical Center, and her
results showed that a group of patients with advanced AIDS receiving
prayer evidenced a higher quality of life and generally fared better
than patients not receiving prayer. The study's results were published
by the Western Journal of Medicine, December 15, 1998. Single-issue
copies of the journal can be ordered for US$10 by calling +1 (804) 979
8034 ext. 144 from 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST. The journal is on the
Web at www.cjp.com/wjmed/main.htm.
Larry Dossey, M.D.
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