KARL KAY LEWIN, M.D.
With the publication of The Influence of Psychologic Factors Upon Gastrointestinal Disturbances, by Alexander and his group3 in 1934, psychosomatic research seemed to be at the door of a new era. This was the first widely accepted analytic investigation delineating a relationship between emotional states and the physiologic function of an organ system. It seemed only a question of time until much greater advances could be made. Yet 23 years later, psychosomatic research is still hesitating at the threshold. I would like to examine some problems which have impeded its progress.
"Scarcely can we have a morbid affection of body
LEWIN KK. PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH: PROBLEMS IN METHODOLOGY(PSYCHOSOMATIC RESEARCH: PROBLEMS IN METHODOLOGY*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:122–128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-1-122
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(1):122-128.
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