Some time ago an author was quoted in my hearing to the effect that in all cases of alienation which showed apprehension there could be found some cardiac lesion. Unfortunately, I have been unable to trace this statement to the original, but it suggested an inquiry into the milder states of apprehension as distinguished from the anxiety neuroses. This inquiry I am at present following out and the few conclusions which are justifiable at the present time will be given here, while any results which may be derived from further research will be published later.
Twenty-five of the most recent admissions to the women's side of the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Who are at present under care, have been taken as a series for this inquiry. Five of these twenty-five cases have shown apprehension in a sufficiently marked degree to leave no doubt as to its
DUNTON WR. THE RELATION OF STATES OF APPREHENSION TO CARDIAC DISEASE.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(9):696–697. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500360022002f
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