Disease and the Man


    DR. DRAPER provides us with a very interesting sidelight on the relation between disease and the type, physical and mental, of the patient. This book forms a useful extension to disease of the work of Kretschmer on the relation of bodily type to character. Anthropometric data are all too little used in connexion with disease. The author presents series of cases of gastric ulcer, gall-bladder disease, pernicious anaemia, tuberculosis and nephritis, and points out the varying physical characteristics which are common to these disease groups. The relation between psychological characters and physical disease is also considered.

    Disease and the Man.

    Prof. George Draper. (The Anglo-French Library of Medical and Biological Science.) Pp. xix + 270 + 19 plates. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., 1929.) 12s. 6d. net.

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    Disease and the Man . Nature 126, 347 (1930). https://doi.org/10.1038/126347c0

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