WALTER B. CANNON
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When your President asked me for the title of the address for this evening, I had in mind some ideas which I wished to elaborate and which could be included under the heading, "The rôle of emotion in disease." The title is so comprehensive, however, that I must set definite limits to the parts of the subject to be considered. This can be done by use of a method time-honored in the history of medicine—the statement and exposition of aphorisms. There are ten of them.
1. In modern life infections have diminished and nervous strains have increased. Anyone whose years
CANNON WB. THE RÔLE OF EMOTION IN DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:1453–1465. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-11-1453
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(11):1453-1465.
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