This is a bibliography of the physiologic, psychologic, biologic, psychiatric and medical literature on psychosomatic interrelationships published since 1910. It is divided into three parts. The first deals with differentiation and integration of physical and emotional relationships. The basis for emotions, their relation to and influence on physiologic functions and the effect of emotional suppression are discussed. The relation of emotions to acute illness is considered, and the various methods of measurement are presented.
Part 2 summarizes the relation of emotions to the various systems, such as the nervous, muscular, endocrine, metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory.
Part 3 includes an extensive bibliography, therapeutic considerations and concluding remarks.
While the book is primarily a bibliography, the excellent arrangement of the material emphasizes the prevailing, generally accepted points of view. It is therefore unified and coherent, interesting and valuable for reference.