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Anatomy of an Illness

Anatomy of an Illness

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Tuesday, May 15, 1984 11.5 19 N/A
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  • Season: 1983-84
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Medical/Disease/Mental Illness, True Story
  • Based On: Anatomy of an Illness written by Norman Cousins
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Norman Cousins. Norman Cousins, the well respected editor of the ''Saturday Review'' refuses to accept the dire diagnosis of his doctors when he is felled by a crippling spinal cord disease. Instead he turns to alternative cures such as vitamin C and mega doses of laughter. His unorthodox approach to illness ignites controversy when he becomes symptom free.


Production Company:

  • Hammer Prods, Gershwin Prods. IAW CBS Ent.

Production Type:

  • In-House
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