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June 1968

Biology of Emotions.

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Alamagordo, NM

 

By Edmund Jacobson, MD, PhD, LLD, FACP. Price, $7.50. Pp 211, with 17 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield. Ill, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(6):582. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640060096038

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Abstract

The author has long championed his cause—the importance of the musculature in a host of emotional and organic disorders. Some of his earlier works have contributed substantially to a therapy that does not rely on either drugs or psychotherapy. He has received considerable support for his point of view (cf, Haugen, G.B.: Dixon, H.H.; and Dickel, H.A.: A Therapy for Anxiety Tension Reactions, New York: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1958), and I have found his techniques useful in some clinical situations. With this present book, however, he contributes nothing new and only confuses the issue.

At times, it is difficult to know whether he is writing for a lay or professional audience. A novice in the field of the neurosciences would only be misled by many conflicting statements. The approach to the function of the central nervous system (CNS) can only be described as naive. For instance, the CNS is

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