FLANDERS DUNBAR, M.D., Ph.D., Med.Sc.D.
A distinguished member of this College made a statement some years ago which has served as both guide and inspiration to many of us who have turned our attention to problems of psychosomatic medicine. After it had been discovered what diverse illnesses might have an important source in emotional conflict, a controversy arose which reached its height a decade or so ago between proponents of psychogenesis versus physiogenesis of disease. It was against the background of this controversy that Dr. Walter B. Cannon made the comment
An escape from the insistent demands of the pathologist for morphological evidence of disease,
DUNBAR F. EMOTIONS AND BODILY CHANGES; A REPORT OF SOME RECENT PSYCHOSOMATIC STUDIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:839–853. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-5-839
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(5):839-853.
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