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Any physician who has struggled with the complicated problem of understanding and treating a patient with anorexia nervosa will acclaim this volume as an important, concise and scholarly contribution. The central issue of this book is the presentation of a resumé of the pertinent psychiatric and medical studies of 22 cases of anorexia nervosa, or what the authors call "psychogenic malnutrition." The chapters consider in sequence the following subjects: the historical aspects, the clinical aspects, the psychodynamics, the biology and the treatment of this condition. These are followed by a chapter on the individual protocols of the 22 cases, carefully
Anorexia Nervosa: Its History, Psychology, and Biology.. Ann Intern Med. ;53:855. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-4-855
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(4):855.
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