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Personality and Psychological Factors Influencing Survivorship on Hemodialysis

  • Norman B. Levy

Abstract

The notion that psychological factors somehow predispose a person to illness or another to health is well accepted in folklore, poetry, novels, and, more recently, by medical research.

Keywords

Psychological Factor Typhoid Fever Physical Illness Psychological Control Psychosomatic Medicine 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman B. Levy
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  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine and SurgeryNew York Medical CenterValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Liaison PsychiatryWestchester County Medical CenterValhallaUSA

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