In the presence of animals

Burke, S.
February 1992
U.S. News & World Report;2/24/92, Vol. 112 Issue 7, p64
Discusses the reasons why health professionals no longer scoff at the therapeutic effects of pets. Case studies of troubled children who have been helped by the presence of animals; The notion that animals make good companions for the sick has along history; The exact mechanisms by which animals exert their effects upon health and well-being remains a mystery; Suspected reasons why animal companionship is beneficial; The tonic in nurturance.


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