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This book consists of an introduction embracing the current concept of psychosomatic medicine and a compilation of 70 case histories. The range of the cases presented is somewhat wider than the usual concept of psychosomatic illness but emphasizes the psycho-physiological development and unit.
The book gives a short and concise historical survey of theoretical concepts in psychosomatic medicine. The authors are critical of most of the current theories but more in the sense that they are incomplete rather than incorrect. They attempt to formulate a broader concept considering the multi-determined factors of illnesses and oppose the concept of specificity of
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Psychosomatic Case Book.. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:465. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-2-465_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(2):465.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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