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November 1932

Medical Psychology: The Mental Factor in Disease.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(5):1238. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240050274024

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The trend of psychiatric literature, as well as that in other fields, is dealing with human beings as individuals having definite relationships to their environment. The concept of the "organism as a whole," although not a new one, is receiving much attention and study. This book adds to these studies and discussions in an excellent way and elaborates especially in the field of medical education, emphasizing the fact that "disease no matter of what part of the body or how caused has in every instance a psychological aspect."

The work of C. M. Child, which shows how the process of integration became structuralized along the lines of dynamic gradients, and the researches of G. E. Coghill, who has shown how integration manifests itself in total behavior patterns, have been used extensively by the author as foundation material for this book. He has developed it and correlated it beautifully, as should