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November 21, 1908

Psychology in Disease.

JAMA. 1908;LI(21):1797. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540210053015

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Abstract

87 Woodland St., Worcester, Mass., Nov. 6, 1908.

To the Editor:  —In connection with a study which is being made of the interaction of psychic and physical factors in organic disease, I will be grateful to members of the profession who will furnish instances in which the progress of the disease is apparently intensified, lessened, or modified by the mental attitude of the patient, or of friends and attendants. Cases are desired in both acute and chronic organic diseases of all kinds, except of the nervous system itself, in which close causal relations seem to exist between the mental state and progress of the disease, especially when marked emotional states, as fear, anxiety, undue concealment, depression, hope, joy, etc., are salient symptoms.

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