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Editor's Correspondence
March 12, 2001

Psychosomatic Heart Disease

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(5):771-778. doi:

Januzzi et al1 imply that psychosomatic heart disease was first recognized in the mid 19th century. In fact, 12th-century theologian and physician Moses Maimonides discusses the concept of psychosomatic medicine,2 albeit not specifically in relation to coronary artery disease.3