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Partners in Healing: Mind, Body and Prayer
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There 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.

 

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