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July 3, 1954

Medizin in Bewegung: Klinische Erkenntnisse und ärztliche Aufgabe

JAMA. 1954;155(10):944. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690280068031

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"Medicine in Motion" is a record of Professor Siebeck's clinical experience covering more than three decades. Emphasis is placed on the thought that the patient is an individual and must be treated as such; no case history is ever completely identical with another history, and no clinical picture ever corresponds completely to the textbook description. The chapter entitled "Diseases and Personality" stresses the importance of the personality in patients with peptic ulcer. The sympathetic nervous system is discussed in connection with thyrotoxicosis and its treatment. There are chapters dealing with metabolism and various metabolic disorders, with acute and chronic infections, degenerative disease of the cardiovascular system, and arterial hypertension. A chapter entitled "Disease and Death" deals with cancer, particularly cancer of the stomach. While the psychosomatic approach and psychoanalysis are discussed particularly in connection with neurotic reactions, psychosomatic treatment is stressed throughout the work. The chapter on social pathogenesis discusses

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