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February 20, 1932

Medical Psychology: The Mental Factor in Disease.

JAMA. 1932;98(8):667. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730340075048

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Dr. White has in his inimitable way written a brief but pithy discussion of the psychologic factors in disease processes, in which he pleads for a consideration of the patient as a whole individual. His book is not alone concerned with pure psychologic disturbances but the psychology of the physically sick. He discusses the various theories and schools of modern psychologic thought and presents the whole matter in a readable fashion for the nonspecialist. It is a book well worth while in the possession of the internist as well as the psychologist.

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