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Dr. Murray describes some common psychosomatic conditions in diseases of the skin, eyes, alimentary tract and in rheumatic disorders, devoting his main interest to discussions of the effort syndrome and miner's nystagmus. The author's goal is to give the medical practitioner a realization of the existence and importance of the psychogenic origin of physical illness in some patients. Dr. Murray illustrates his discussions with his own experiences and supports them by reviewing the literature. He stresses the recognition of such states without going into the psychodynamics of the personality. Advice with respect to psychotherapy is given only to such an
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Some Common Psychosomatic Manifestations.. Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:627. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-3-627_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(3):627.
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