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June 18, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(25):1980-1981. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680510038018

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Congress of the German Society of Internal Medicine  The congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für innere Medizin was held at Wiesbaden, April 25-28, 1927. The first day of the congress, which was presided over by Professor Naegeli of Zurich, was devoted to psychotherapy. The principal paper was presented by Gaupp of Tübingen. He emphasized in psychotherapy the value of the unity of the body and the psyche, and the significance of psychologic research for the field of medicine. Psychotherapy is an ancient mode of treatment. As a special science, however, which passes from intuition to conscious endeavor, it is new. Psychic impairment and disturbed bodily function may be in close mutual relation. The effects of pathologic psychic processes, which are often only accentuations of normal processes, on body and mind may be referred to as psychogenic. In a special state of consciousness such as hypnosis, the action of the psyche

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