Brown-Swanton: Inspired by research

I enjoyed the news item today on CBC radio about how humour lends insight into vegetative state with University of Western Ontario neuroscientist Adrian Owen (“No laughing matter,” July 2011). As I was studying tonight, I came across a quote I thought fit beautifully with this study:

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”  – Voltaire

I hope you will pass this on to Adrian, and I wish him all success in this research.


Cathy Brown-Swanton