Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine, formerly with the Dallas Diagnostic Association and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. After graduating with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, he received h is M.D. degree from Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) in 1967. Following internship, he served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, later completing his residency in internal medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Parkland Hospital in Dalla s. Dossey is past president of The Isthmus Institute of Dallas, an organization dedicated to exploring the possible convergences of science and religious thought. He lectures widely in the United States and abroad.

 Dr. Dossey has published numerous articles and is the author of five books, including SPACE, TIME & MEDICINE (1982) and BEYOND ILLNESS (1984), which have been translated into several languages, and which examine the role of the human mind in health a nd illness. His book, RECOVERING THE SOUL: A SCIENTIFIC AND SPIRITUAL SEARCH (1989), explores the nature of human consciousness and the possibility of a Universal Mind, MEANING & MEDICINE LESSONS FROM A DOCTOR'S TALES OF BREAKTHROUGH AND HEALING (1991), shows that the meaning that we perceive in ordinary life - events can make the difference in life or death, and can set the stage for miraculous hearings. His landmark bo ok on prayer became a New York Times bestseller-HEALING WORDS: THE POWER OF PRAYER & THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE (Harper San Francisco, 1993). Dr. Dossey's most recent book, PRAYER IS GOOD MEDICINE, continues to explore the role of prayer in modern medicine (Harper San Francisco, 1996).
 The goal in all of Dossey's books is to anchor the so-called holistic health movement in a model that is scientifically respectable and which, at the same time, answers to man's inner spiritual needs. The former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, he is also the executive editor of the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine . He has been hailed by the Utne Reader as one of the Visionaries of 1996.
 Dr. Dossey 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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