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Writing with admirable candor and complete objectivity, Selye, as usual, has produced a brilliant defense of his General-Adaptation-Syndrome (G-A-S). Readers are amply warned in the very first sentence that "this book is admittedly not an unbiased and impersonal index of facts" and, with this qualification well understood, it can be recommended without hesitation. The style is delightfully informal in spots and his occasional and seemingly spontaneous asides as to how he met certain problems which arose in the writing of the book will certainly be appreciated by those confronted with similar situations. In other and longer stretches the book plods
First Annual Report on Stress.. Ann Intern Med. ;36:1136–1137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-4-1136
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