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Westwood : Service Set for Cousins

January 10, 1991

A public memorial service will be held for author-philosopher Norman Cousins at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at UCLA's Royce Hall.

Cousins, an adjunct professor of medical humanities at the UCLA School of Medicine, died Nov. 30 after suffering a full cardiac arrest. He was 75.

The program at the memorial service will feature a 25-minute documentary on Cousins, as well as eulogies from family and colleagues. They will discuss his life, work and humanitarian contributions for which he received more than 50 honorary academic degrees and numerous awards.

Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review for nearly four decades, was in later life best known for his work on the link between physical and emotional forces in illness. Diagnosed with a fatal disease, Cousins wrote about how he literally laughed himself back to health by watching Marx Brothers movies.

For more information on the service, call (213) 825-8281.

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