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September 1944

The Medical Clinics of North America, New York Number.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;74(3):234. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210210081007

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The New York number of The Medical Clinics of North America, is devoted almost entirely to a symposium on psychosomatic medicine, nearly 200 pages of this issue being assigned to a series of articles by fifteen contributors. The symposium deals with a variety of expressions of psychosomatic disease. The choice of subjects is catholic in selection, including such papers as one on the clinical description of psychosomatic medicine, another on neurocirculatory asthenia due to a small heart, another on nonspecific ulcerative colitis and another on stuttering. All of these articles may be read with interest and profit. Psychosomatic medicine is daily of increasing importance, and greater attention is being paid to it, as always happens in periods of war. Certainly the physician of today must realize that innumerable disease entities have a psychic as well as a somatic basis and that the problem of treatment is as much the former

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