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PSYCHOSOMATIC SYMPTOMS RESULTING FROM THE IMPACT OF WAR

PSYCHOSOMATIC SYMPTOMS RESULTING FROM THE IMPACT OF WAR SINCE society has become conscious of and concerned with the health of its people, it has recognized that war acts as an extremely deleterious agent. War produces lack of food, lack of shelter, lack of clothing, lack of medicine and lack of hygiene. War's effect on health, therefore, is generally expressed in terms of these physical causes. Only since the first World War has any scientific interest been taken in the effect of the emotional disturbances of war on the physical well-being of the people involved. Even so, only superficial attention was paid to this aspect of war. Generally, when emotional disturbances were mentioned, it was to explain the causes of war and the causes of aberrations in behavior, either of the individual person, or of a social, economic, civil, racial or religious mass or group. But that the emotions may exert a profound influence on the physical health of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

PSYCHOSOMATIC SYMPTOMS RESULTING FROM THE IMPACT OF WAR

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1949 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040718001
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Abstract

SINCE society has become conscious of and concerned with the health of its people, it has recognized that war acts as an extremely deleterious agent. War produces lack of food, lack of shelter, lack of clothing, lack of medicine and lack of hygiene. War's effect on health, therefore, is generally expressed in terms of these physical causes. Only since the first World War has any scientific interest been taken in the effect of the emotional disturbances of war on the physical well-being of the people involved. Even so, only superficial attention was paid to this aspect of war. Generally, when emotional disturbances were mentioned, it was to explain the causes of war and the causes of aberrations in behavior, either of the individual person, or of a social, economic, civil, racial or religious mass or group. But that the emotions may exert a profound influence on the physical health of

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1949

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