WILLIAM C. MENNINGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The scope implied in the title—emotional factors in organic disease—is comparable to that of a discussion of "chemical factors in organic disease." This presentation is therefore made on the assumption that this group of internists with superior ability and experience, recognizes that emotional factors may indirectly cause and frequently do aggravate organic lesions. The psychiatrist's responsibility should be to indicate the relation of certain types of emotions to the organic process and what the internist can and should do about them. Therefore, it shall be my attempt to point out some of the relationships of emotion and soma, to report
MENNINGER WC. EMOTIONAL FACTORS IN ORGANIC DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:207–215. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-2-207
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(2):207-215.
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