EDMUND JACOBSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A perusal of medical journals today, as compared with a decade ago, indicates a growing recognition of the problems of relaxation. Most commonly it is linked with the discussion of hyperemotional states, noted when the patient is excitable, fatigued or hypochondriac; the need of "calmness and poise" is being stressed in a variety of disorders so wide as to include not only essential hypertension, coronary occlusion, bronchial asthma and neuropsychiatric states but also spastic colitis and even common forms of constipation.1
Knowledge of the problem of relaxation would seem to be spread wide, but extremely thin, in the sense that
JACOBSON E. THE CULTIVATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL RELAXATION(THE CULTIVATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL RELAXATION*). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:965–972. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-6-965
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