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February 14, 1948

Chronic Disease and Psychological Invalidism: A Psychosomatic Study

JAMA. 1948;136(7):509. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890240075041

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This monograph deals with the psychologic factors that prolong convalescence following a chronic disease. The material is well documented and objective. All practitioners are at some time confronted by the problems of delayed convalescence without apparent organic basis.