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November 1955

AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY, BRITISH PAEDIATRIC ASSOCIATION, THE SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, AND THE CANADIAN PAEDIATRIC SOCIETY—SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE DE PÉDIATRIE

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(5):491-650. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010493002

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Abstract

Combined Meeting, Quebec, Canada, June 15, 16, 17, and 18, 1955

Human Growth, Development, and Adaptation: Address of the American Pediatric Society President.Dr. Alfred H. Washburn, Denver.

This paper was published in full in the July, 1955, issue of the A. M. A. American Journal Of Diseases Of Children, page 2.

Autonomic Function in the Neonate and Psychosomatic Disease.Lt. Earle L. Lipton (MC) U. S. N. R., Dr. Julius B. Richmond, Syracuse, N. Y., and Dr. Seymour L. Lustman, Chicago.

In any consideration of the etiology of psychosomatic disease, problems of multiple causation inevitably arise. Among these is the problem of basic biological predisposition to the development of such disease. Because psychosomatic disorders usually involve dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, one of the predisposing etiologic factors to be evaluated is individual differences in autonomic function.

In order to shed some light on this problem a systematic investigation

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