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Introductory Remarks. Presented by Dr. Clarence P. Oberndorf.
When the Chairman of the Section of Dermatology and Syphilology approached me last year with the idea of having a joint meeting of the Section of Dermatology and the Section of Neurology and Psychiatry, it did not take us long to decide that the greater interest to the majority of the members would be not in the organic manifestations of diseases of the skin resulting from lesions of the spinal cord and of the nerves, such as the trophoneuroses, but in those conditions in which the psyche seems to play an important rôle in producing changes in the skin. Of course, in popular language there are terms which refer to the relation between the psyche and the skin, such as "thick-skinned" or "thin-skinned," the well known "itching palm," and so on. One of my patients once said that she must have absorbed
Craig CB, Traub EF, Oberndorf CP, Spiegel L. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY AND SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(6):880–892. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460180122020
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