JOHN M. MCMAHON, M.D.; RUSSELL R. MONROE, M.D.; CLAUDE C. CRAIGHEAD, M.D.
In recent years more and more evidence has accumulated that certain ills which beset mankind are diseases of adaptation. Thus the physiologic adjustments of the body to stress can miscarry, leading to pathologic processes. Scleroderma has long been described in the medical literature as a disorder of unknown etiology. It is now realized that this is one of the group of so-called collagen diseases, and probably can be included in the pathologic processes described as diseases of adaptation. As it was realized that the adrenal cortex played an important part in the body's general adaptation, it is not surprising that
MCMAHON JM, MONROE RR, CRAIGHEAD CC. EMOTIONAL FACTORS IN SCLERODERMA: CASE HISTORY1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:1295–1303. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1295
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