JOHN M. MCMAHON, M.D.; FRANCIS I. BRACELAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HERMAN J. MOERSCH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Cardiospasm is a condition the etiology of which has long remained in doubt. The many synonyms which have been used to describe it have usually been chosen in an effort to portray what each investigator believed to be the most descriptive feature. Thus we see such terms as1 spasm, simple ectasia, atony and idiopathic dilatation of the esophagus, mega-esophagus, hiatal esophagism, functional hiatal stenosis, phrenospasm, preventriculosis and achalasia of the cardia—all pertaining to the same clinical entity.
The purpose of the present work is an assay of the rôle of the responsible psychologic factors in cardiospasm and their relation
MCMAHON JM, BRACELAND FI, MOERSCH HJ. THE PSYCHOSOMATIC ASPECTS OF CARDIOSPASM1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:608–631. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-608
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(3):608-631.
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