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Although the final chapters of Dr. Kurtsin's monograph are given to a synthesis of his concepts of theoretical principles of psychosomatic medicine, the title does not do justice to the content it covers, most of which is a description of a massive amount of experimental data. Dr. Kurtsin is head of the Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. The original book from which this translation derives was written in Leningrad in 1973. The initial sections provide an historical review (predominantly of Russian literature) and philosophical-theoretical overview based on laboratory studies of corticovisceral function. Early
Theoretical Principles of Psychosomatic Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:122. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-86-1-122_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(1):122.
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