“Book review: The wisdom of the body”

Title: The wisdom of the body (1932, 1939)
Author: Walter B Cannon
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York
Doctor Skeptic:
“What does this book tell us?
This is basically a physiology book, but I include it in this series because of what it tells us about our attempts to manipulate physiology. So many times throughout history (and in the present) without do not realising that a) the body might have settled on that level for a good reason (like increased temperature to fight the cold virus), and b) the body will resist any external attempts to change by adapting. In short, our attempts to change human physiology are often simplistic and naïve, and a reflection of our hubris.”

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