ISIDOR MUFSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
"The microcosm of the somatic manifestations of Raynaud's disease is related to the macrocosm of personality and social-economic derangements."
The treatment of Raynaud's disease has been mainly directed to the use of ephemeral vasodilators or the surgical interruption of the sympathetic pathways. As therapeutic maneuvers they may be successful or at times inadequate for complete cure. Explanations for the failure of surgery have been based on flaws in operative technic12, 10 or on the creation of a new and abnormal physiology.1 The rationale for their use has been based on two current conceptions of the mechanism of Raynaud's disease. One
MUFSON I. THE MECHANISM AND TREATMENT OF RAYNAUD'S DISEASE: A PSYCHOSOMATIC DISTURBANCE1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:228–238. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-2-228
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(2):228-238.
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