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To the grand concepts put forth by Dr. Selye—first, "Stress," and now, "Calciphylaxis"—one can hardly, as with the topics of sex and taxes, stand neutral. Physicians trained in schools dominated by British tradition—and all American schools are of this class—recoil almost instinctively from architectonic theories of medicine, the all-explaining, all-encompassing explanations of disease. Such elaborate constructions did not flourish in England after the eighteenth century, but they began to disappear from Continental medicine only in our century.
Dr. Selye's theories are of this genre. They are built on a grand scale; they account for, or suggest an explanation for, whole
Calciphylaxis.. Ann Intern Med. ;57:180–181. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-1-180
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(1):180-181.
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