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Giggling is the Best Medicine

Meet the new crop of so-called “laughter therapists”

Illustration: Carolyn Figel

InIn 1964, at age 49, Norman Cousins — then best-known as the editor of the Saturday Review, a now defunct weekly magazine — collapsed in the middle of his living room floor. He was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with sudden-onset degenerative collagen disease, a connective tissue condition that rendered him nearly…

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Cody Delistraty

Cody Delistraty

A writer from the Pacific Northwest. Culture editor at WSJ.