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Renowned author to speak to the value of personal healing

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 27, 2004) -- Bernie Siegel, author of "Love, Medicine and Miracles"; "Peace, Love and Healing"; and "How to Live Between Office Visits," will give a public lecture, "A Prescription for Life," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. A book sale and signing will immediately follow the presentation.

Bernie SiegelSiegel will be at Ohio University as part of the College of Osteopathic Medicine's Continuing Medical Education and All Class Reunion, Oct. 1-3.

Siegel is the founder of Exceptional Cancer Patients (ECaP), a non-profit organization that assists patients with individual and group therapy opportunities based on "carefrontation," which encourages personal healing and growth. His experiences with patients through ECaP have led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her own healing potential. Siegel is one of the world's foremost physicians, authors, motivational speakers and advocates for individuals facing the challenges of chronic illnesses.

Schedule of events:

Friday, Oct. 1

"A Prescription for Life"
Open community/healthcare workforce and student lecture
7 to 8 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Book sale and signing immediately following presentation

Saturday, Oct. 2

"A True Medical Education and Medicine is Art"
Workshop for students, interns and residents
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Walter Hall
Registration required: 593-2176

"The Doctor, the Patient and the Experience of Illness"
Luncheon and keynote presentation 
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Physicians only; registration required: 593-2176

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