MORTON D. BOGDONOFF, M.D.
The modern period of investigative psychosomatic medicine might be considered to have been initiated by Walter Cannon's studies on the physiology of rage and fear, and to have culminated in the detailed correlative studies of the rôle of emotions upon disease states. The impact of this large body of work has led to the widely taught and well accepted axiom that the patient's feelings, moods and attitudes may significantly influence the course of a given disorder. Less attention, however, has been accorded to the effect upon the course of an illness of the physician's attitudes and feelings toward the patient.
MORTON D. BOGDONOFF. THE EFFECT OF THE PHYSICIAN'S "PSYCHE" UPON THE PATIENT'S "SOMA"(THE EFFECT OF THE PHYSICIAN'S "PSYCHE" UPON THE PATIENT'S "SOMA"*). Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:886–892. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-886
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(5):886-892.
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