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Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin Paperback – Sep 10 1986
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"Dr. Montagu has produced a fascinating analysis...which should be read by all students of human behavior."
" -- Loren Eiseley""Excellent and well-documented."
" -- Psychology Today""The mother and father of all books written on touch."
" -- Dr. Jules Older"
About the Author
ASHLEY MONTAGU is an Anthropologist who has taught at Harvard, Princeton, University of California, and New York University and has written more than fifty books, including: "Life Before Birth", "Touching", "Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race", "On Being Human", "The Nature of Human Agression", "The Natural Superiority of Women", and "The Peace of the World".
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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.