R. S. LEADINGHAM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Psychoneuroses with their attendant autonomic alterations of visceral functions frequently assume the pattern of organic disease and become major problems in identification and management. When they are associated with frank morbid anatomical processes they create confusion in diagnosis and often lessen the effectiveness of therapy. Economically, their significance is not generally recognized, although if valid statistics were available they would rank high among the causes of inefficiency and days lost from employment, to say nothing of the added cost of medical care. One patient for 10 years set aside 50 dollars a month from a small income for medical services,
LEADINGHAM RS. PSYCHOSOMATIC ILLNESSES IN URBAN PRACTICE*. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:741–748. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-19-5-741
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(5):741-748.
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