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The Patient pp 437-443 | Cite as

Summary and Perspectives

  • Hoyle Leigh
  • Morton F. Reiser

Abstract

Staying alive is something we do automatically. Health is usually taken for granted; ordinarily, we become aware of it only when something goes wrong, that is, when we experience signals of bodily malfunction, symptoms and signs of disease. While the nature of life itself remains a mystery, a great deal is known about the processes and mechanisms involved in living systems (Miller, 1978).

Keywords

Living System General System Theory Living Person Unconscious Knowledge Physiological Regulatory Mechanism 
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© Hoyle Leigh and Morton F. Reiser 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoyle Leigh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Morton F. Reiser
    • 3
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineYale-New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison and Outpatient ServicesYale-New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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