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Gillespie, W.H. (1940). General: Karl A. Menninger. 'The Psychological Factor in Disease.' Bulletin cf the Menninger Clinic, 1939, Vol. III, No. 1, pp. 14–19.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 21:87-88.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: General: Karl A. Menninger. 'The Psychological Factor in Disease.' Bulletin cf the Menninger Clinic, 1939, Vol. III, No. 1, pp. 14–19.

(1940). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 21:87-88

General: Karl A. Menninger. 'The Psychological Factor in Disease.' Bulletin cf the Menninger Clinic, 1939, Vol. III, No. 1, pp. 14–19.

W. Hewitt Gillespie

The author discusses the reasons for the aversion of medical men to

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the discussion of psychological concepts of disease. He points to the experimental evidence for the existence of physiological mechanisms by which psychological activity may result in organic damage, and he adds psychological and empirical evidence. He reiterates that there can be no such thing as a psychogenic illness, but equally there can be no such thing as a physiogenic or chemogenic or bacteriogenic illness. He sees the human being and his environment as a totality of interacting functions.

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Gillespie, W.H. (1940). General. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 21:87-88

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