From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013:
Zoobiquity: What animals can teach us about health and the science of healing by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. & Kathryn Bowers Knopf (1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019), 2012. 308 pages, hardcover. $26.95.
Animals have long been involved in human health care, as sources of purported medicines, subjects of experiments, and as witches’ familiars. “The idea that animals have healing powers reaches back to the dawn of human civilization,” explains Creighton University medical historian Carrie E. Muffett, M.D., on the Creighton pet-assisted therapy web site. “The Mayans, for example, believed that each of us is given a ‘soul animal’ to serve as a protective guide in earthly life. The Egyptian deity Anubis, physician of the gods, bore a canine head. Read more