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It is only occasionally that a person working in two specialized branches of medicine can contribute to both and also view present knowledge in its historical perspective. Dr. Alexander presents in one concise volume the development and meaning of psychosomatic medicine, its present status among medical specialists, and points out areas for further study. He draws together the major contributions, from early work on hysterical anorexia to current investigations on many disorders, sorting out general belief from scientific facts.
The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the general principles are discussed, the meaning of psychosomatic medicine; of
Psychosomatic Medicine: Its Principles and Applications.. Ann Intern Med. ;35:748. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-748_1
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