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This monograph represents an attempt to understand the mechanisms and clinical characteristics of the various types of fainting in the light of present knowledge. While the author hopes to provide a sound scientific basis for the understanding of syncope, it is his goal to present the subject in a form that will be useful to the practicing physician, who is faced with the practical problems of diagnosis and treatment. The psychosomatic aspects of fainting are mentioned, but strangely neglected.
Fainting, Physiological and Psychological Considerations. AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;65(4):544. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320040134020