FRED ROSNER, M.D.
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To the Editor: It was with great interest that I read the historical review of the "Physiological Basis for Psychosomatic Medicine" by Kollar and Alcalay in the October 1967 issue of the ANNALS. Although Galen, Vesalius, Harvey, and Morgagni, among others, are discussed, one prolific medieval writer in this field, namely Moses Maimonides, is not mentioned.
Maimonides wrote ten medical treatises including his famous Aphorisms, Discourses on Asthma, Poisons, Hemorrhoids, Hygiene, Drugs, Extracts from Galen, and Commentary on the Aphorisms of Hippocrates. The second half of Chapter 3 of Maimonides' Treatise on Hygiene, composed for Sultan Al Afdal, son of
ROSNER F. MOSES MAIMONIDES AND PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:493–494. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-493
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):493-494.
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