HUBERT WINSTON SMITH; STANLEY COBB
Few problems of scientific proof have been so perplexing to court and counsel, and to the expert witness, as those which arise in the "nervous shock" cases. A, intentionally or negligently, presents a psychic stimulus to B, with or without impact,4 and B alleges that in consequence he suffered "nervous shock" or some disabling injury or disease for which he should be allowed to hold A in damages. How far shall the law go in recompensing B for the alleged effects of fright or other emotions so induced, and how shall the courts deal with
SMITH HW, COBB S. RELATION OF EMOTIONS TO INJURY AND DISEASE: A CALL FOR FORENSIC PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:873–908. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-6-873
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(6):873-908.
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