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From paralysis to fatigue a history of psychosomatic illness in the modern era by Edward Shorter

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Published by Free Press, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, Toronto, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Medicine, Psychosomatic -- Social aspects -- History,
  • Somatoform disorders -- Social aspects -- History,
  • Social medicine,
  • Fatigue -- psychology,
  • Paralysis -- psychology,
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders,
  • Psychosomatic Medicine -- history,
  • Social Environment

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-409) and index.

StatementEdward Shorter.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC49 .S435 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 419 p. ;
Number of Pages419
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1545713M
ISBN 100029286654
LC Control Number91024912

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