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April 1951

Fainting, Physiological and Psychological Considerations

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;65(4):544. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320040134020

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This monograph represents an attempt to understand the mechanisms and clinical characteristics of the various types of fainting in the light of present knowledge. While the author hopes to provide a sound scientific basis for the understanding of syncope, it is his goal to present the subject in a form that will be useful to the practicing physician, who is faced with the practical problems of diagnosis and treatment. The psychosomatic aspects of fainting are mentioned, but strangely neglected.

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