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Psychosomatic Medicine.

Bernard I. Lewis, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(4):839-840. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260160163024.
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The first edition of "Psychosomatic Medicine," published in 1943, crystallized in simple, lucid language the basic concepts and criteria of the comprehensive approach to the ill person. Since then much has been learned, and much more written, about the influence of emotional forces on man's behavior and bodily processes. The content of this new third edition has undergone considerable change. Many sections have been rewritten, and the essence of the more recent advances has been incorporated to bring the material up to date. Fortunately the original clarity and simplicity of presentation have been well preserved and still provide the general physician with a ready reference to this changing and confusing field that he can readily understand. The format has been rearranged as well with the material of a general nature, five chapters in all, making up Part I, whereas those problems relating to the various body systems and specialties are


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