G. CANBY ROBINSON
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Emotional strain is an expression which is not readily described by words but is better appreciated by reference to personal experience and probably requires a measure of introspection for its understanding. However, emotional strain seems to be the best expression to describe the condition resulting from social or personal maladjustments which produce annoyance, tension or minor emotional disturbances over prolonged periods. Thackeray says in effect in "Vanity Fair" that it is not the great sorrows, but the little troubles that one daily has to bear that make life hard. It is the troubles that patients have to bear daily that
ROBINSON GC. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE RELATION OF EMOTIONAL STRAIN TO ILLNESS*. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:345–353. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-11-2-345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(2):345-353.
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