July 2, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(1):46-47. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690010046025

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Congress of the German Society of Internal Medicine  Of the remaining addresses — to the number of about 100 -delivered at the Congress of the Deutsche Gesselschaft für innere Medizin, only the most important can be mentioned. In the field of nervous disease, Hohmann of Cologne spoke on the galvanic method of testing stimulability in organic neuroses. Before psychotherapy is applied, it must be determined to what extent psychic disturbances are the cause and how far peripheral failure of vegetative functions may be incriminated. In organic disorders of purely psychogenic origin, increased stimulability is absent. Such conditions, in contradistinction to cases with increased stimulability, can be cured promptly and permanently by psychoanalysis or suggestion. The researches of Schön of Leipzig, with operative exclusion of controlling portions of the brain, on the rabbit, and analysis of the effect of morphine on the respiration of intact animals operated on, leads to

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