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Volume 4, Pages 362-377
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.94
Research Article

Clinical Holistic Medicine: Induction of Spontaneous Remission of Cancer by Recovery of the Human Character and the Purpose of Life (the Life Mission)

1The Quality of Life Research Center, Teglgårdstræde 4-8, DK-1452 Copenhagen K, Denmark and The Scandinavian Foundation for Holistic Medicine, Sandvika, Norway
2Division of Community Health, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
3Soroka University Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
4National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem and Zusman Child Development Center, Division of Pediatrics and Community Health, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Received 15 December 2003; Revised 10 May 2004; Accepted 10 May 2004

Academic Editor: Hatim A. Omar

Copyright © 2004 Soren Ventegodt et al.

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