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This is a combination of medical philosophy and psychology. An extensive general introduction, the philosophical portion, discusses the problem of the human organism; the body-soul concept from the standpoint of philosophy and natural science; individual make-up as a basis of nervous disorders, and concepts and methods of interpretation. This is rather long and, though interesting to the general reader, offers little of practical use to the physician. The real interest to medical men begins in the second part, written by specialists. Thus, Hoepfner writes on psychogenic speech disorders; Braun, on psychogenic disorders of the heart, on cardiac asthma and on functional disturbances of respiration; Heyer, on psychogenic disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract; Strandberg, on the psyche and dermatology. Schwarz describes faults of psychogenic micturition; Mayer, psychogenic gynecology; Schwarz, psychogenic disorders of the male urinary organs, and Pototzky, psychogenesis and psychotherapy of organ symptoms in children. The third part of the
Psychogenese und Psychotherapie körperlicher Symptome.. JAMA. 1926;86(1):61–62. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670270065036