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This author sets out to bring order into a field beset by "systems of thought that require no evidence" (p. 93). "Psychodynamic interpretations . . . have nothing to support them except the belief of their proponents" (p. 68). Therefore, in spite of fear that "physicians trained in psychiatry in America will understand little of the contents of this book" (p. 3), the author undertakes a pedestrian review of the literature "actually containing data" (p. 1). "The difficulty created by the lack of a satisfactory definition (not characterization) of neurosis will have to be ignored in the present work" (p.
Bodily Physiology in Mental and Emotional Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. ;38:1347. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-6-1347_1
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