HAROLD G. WOLFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
An ancient awareness of the linkage of feeling and bodily changes is borne to us in the heritage of our language. Applied to the vasomotor system we have such phrases as "red in the face," "hot under the collar," "pale with rage," "being in the pink of condition"; applied to respiration—"takes one's breath away," "sighed heavily with passion," "his nostrils dilated with rage"; applied to perspiration—"went into a cold sweat," "cold hands, warm heart," "he has cold feet," "dripping with suspense"; applied to the gut—"it's a nauseating experience," "it makes me sick," "it turns my stomach," "I can't swallow that"
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WOLFF HG. PROTECTIVE REACTION PATTERNS AND DISEASE(PROTECTIVE REACTION PATTERNS AND DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:944–969. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-944
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(6):944-969.
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