MACK LIPKIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LEWIS I. SHARP, M.D.
The enormous progress of medicine during the last century proceeded chiefly along the lines of the pathology of particular organs and particular functions. More and more, we came to think of disease as an abnormality of special tissues rather than as disease of patients. However, as knowledge of tissues increased, we began to realize that the perfect functioning of tissues is dependent on the integrity of other organs and that the functioning of organs is inextricably linked through the central and autonomic nervous systems to the emotional life of the patient. Psychosomatic medicine is that approach to medical problems which
LIPKIN M, SHARP LI. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE: SOME NOTES ON ITS APPLICATION IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DISEASE(PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE: SOME NOTES ON ITS APPLICATION IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:760–767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-5-760
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(5):760-767.
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