JAMES L. HALLIDAY, M.D.
The results of psychological, particularly medical psychological investigation, pass through three stages of opposition, like a bill in Parliament. At the first reading they are said to be absolutely untrue; at the second reading, they are said to be abnormal and improper; at the third reading they are said to be trivialities well-known to everybody since the Flood.—DR. MAJOR GREENWOOD.
How do we differentiate between "true fibrositis" and "psychoneurotic rheumatism"? Before attempting to answer this question it is wise to consider the meaning usually attached to each of these terms.
Fibrositis. This word stands for the idea that subjective
HALLIDAY JL. THE CONCEPT OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RHEUMATISM(THE CONCEPT OF PSYCHOSOMATIC RHEUMATISM*). Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:666–677. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-4-666
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