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After a brief introduction by Dr. R. D. Gillespie, Dr. McGregor's book is divided into an excellent study of the various theories of emotion and its effect on physiologic function, followed by sections on the digestive system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, and "the emotion-reaction mechanisms." In each of these sections the author reviews experimental work and what is known of normal changes in physiology both in man and animals under various emotional stresses; then takes up specific disorders. In the digestive system, for instance, he pays particular attention to peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, bloody diarrhea, and mucous colitis; in the
The Emotional Factor in Visceral Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;13:742–743. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-4-742_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(4):742-743.
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