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August 1965

Psychosomatic Neurology.

Arch Neurol. 1965;13(2):221-222. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00470020111021

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Dr. Teitelbaum who holds teaching appointments in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in Neurology at the University of Maryland Medical School, defines his book as "a consideration of homeostatic and neurologic integrative processes in personality dynamics and in psychosomatic disorders with clinical neurologic manifestations." It required a dozen years or so to write, and much longer to conceive and plan. The book gives evidence that the author has been collecting references for a long time.

Part I of Psychosomatic Neurology, comprising 100 pages, is a discussion of the philosophy, theory, and psychophysiology of the integrative nervous processes. Stress is laid on the organization of messages within the nervous system and relationships to theoretical physics are drawn.

Part II is devoted to the psychosomatic aspect of neurological disturbances. The discussion is arranged according to the usual orderly examination of the nervous system. The final section of

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