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Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin Paperback – September 10, 1986
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" -- Loren Eiseley""Excellent and well-documented."
" -- Psychology Today""The mother and father of all books written on touch."
" -- Dr. Jules Older"
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Entering ICU, I sat at her table and remembered reading in Dr Montague's book that touching had a positive effect on newborns. I began stroking her back and talking to her about her sisters and a puppy that was waiting for her at home. The nurse came to me and asked what I was doing. Thinking she thought I was doing something wrong, I stopped. She said to continue whatever it was because the respirator showed our daughter's breathing was improving. I sat with her and continued for an hour or so.
The next morning I went to see my wife and ask that she return with me. It wasn't until then that I heard the Dr. 's prognosis. I was credited with saving my daughter by the nurses. I bought a copy of the book for the hospital library and recommend it to all who are expecting.
I found this book to be completely engaging and so well-written and insightful that I could hardly put it down. It is filled with scientific documentation (albeit on the older side and granted science is nearly outdated before it published these days) but one could easily find further information or 'dig deeper' into any subject area that is brought up should you like. Montague also does not tend reference obscure researchers or professionals in their respective fields - though the reader may not have heard of them, with a little research you will almost always find that they are the leaders in what they do - he pulled together the 'best of the best' in creating this work.Read more ›
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Rereading this book that I read some 30 years ago. Excellent concepts-observations on human behaviorPublished 3 months ago by artquinn
This book is hugely significant concerning the healthy development of babies and children. Perhaps if it was required reading, there would be less violence in our world.Published 4 months ago by Jo Ann Fritz
This is an excellent book highlighting the importance and benefits of touching to human health and development. Read morePublished 6 months ago by loki
I read a number of books on touch and massage this is the best book on touch I've read to date !Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting book, but I don't know if I would ever buy it again if I had the chance.Published 14 months ago by RON NIX
very enlightening...every new parent should read this..I have given this book as a baby shower gift..he has studied the relationship between mother and child.. Read morePublished 16 months ago by mary
Undeniable and valuable info! Loved it!
Great Read! Life changing!
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