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December 1935

Emotions and Bodily Changes: A Survey of Literature on Psychosomatic Interrelationships, 1910-1933

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(6):994. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470060159020

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The object of this work is well described in its subtitle, "A Survey of Literature on Psychosomatic Interrelationships." It is a bibliography of the literature of the subject between 1910 and 1933, with penetrating critical comments. It first considers the problems of the subject and the methods of their study, then the influences of the psyche on various organs and tissues of the body. These sections constitute the main part of the book. A brief survey of its therapeutic considerations follows, and finally there is a bibliography with comments, which takes up no less than 120 pages. The work is thus an extensive summary of this interesting and important but highly difficult subject. The interest of dermatologists is especially in the chapter on the skin, in which is given an intelligent review of the present knowlege of this field. While Dunbar is naturally inclined to see all

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