MORTON D. BOGDONOFF, M.D.; KURT W. BACK, PH.D.; ROBERT F. KLEIN, M.D.; E. H. ESTES JR., M.D.; CLAUDE NICHOLS, M.D.
Experiments conducted in our laboratory and in those of others have demonstrated that many emotional stimuli cause marked changes in the body. These changes are most likely to result in symptoms when one has a sensitive recorder (aroused nervous system) or when abnormalities in structure interfere with homeostasis and allow unsually severe changes in internal environment, e.g., bronchial asthma. The excitement in this type of investigation—the response of the body to psychogenic stimuli—now lies in 3 areas:  the selection of sufficiently homogeneous groups of subjects so that there is a predictable relation between the strength of the stimulus and
BOGDONOFF MD, BACK KW, KLEIN RF, ESTES EH, NICHOLS C. The Physiologic Response to Conformity Pressure in Man. Ann Intern Med. 1962;57:389–397. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-3-389
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(3):389-397.
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