GEORGE DRAPER, M.D.
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The concept of the human constitution in relation to disease held in this clinic has sought to envisage the individual human being as an organismal entity built of multiple components. The latter have been grouped in the four categories of morphology, physiology, immunity and psychology, and the qualities representing each panel have been studied by whatever dependable methods were available. So far as subjects of gastric and duodenal ulcer are concerned, anthropometric technics1 have supported the earlier clinical belief that sufferers from that ailment belonged, within variable limits, to the linear division of mankind. Moreover, in the physiological panel of
DRAPER G. THE EMOTIONAL COMPONENT OF THE ULCER SUSCEPTIBLE CONSTITUTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:633–658. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-4-633
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(4):633-658.
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