MARSEILLE SPETZ, M.D.
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To the Editor: The review by Kollar and Alcalay, "The Physiological Basis for Psychosomatic Medicine" (October 1967) ends with the authors calling for more inquiry into the relevance of Pavlovian psychophysiology. These authors further lament the unavailability of modern Pavlovian experiments to English-speaking researchers.
The authors overlooked the excellent reports from the laboratory of the American Pavlovian scientist, W. Horsley Gantt (1). Based on meticulously designed experiments on dogs observed over a period of 15 to 20 years, Gantt has come up with concepts of schizokinesis (a splitting of the skeletal from the autonomic responses, that is, heart rate and
SPETZ M. PAVLOV AND PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE. Ann Intern Med. ;68:494–495. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-494
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):494-495.
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