The Conception of Psychosomatic Medicine in Spain: From Neurology to the Person
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Priego, C.M. (2021). The Conception of Psychosomatic Medicine in Spain: From Neurology to the Person. In: Gargiulo, P.Á., Mesones Arroyo, H.L. (eds) Psychiatry and Neuroscience Update. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61721-9_9
As natural medicine dwindled toward the end of the nineteenth century, new perspectives emerged enabling science to deal with why a person becomes ill. This change took place in view of the presence of a scientific, philosophical, and cultural humus. Psychoanalysis, philosophical anthropology, and particularly the expansion of neurology played a unique role: these fields include a human social dimension and attempt to overcome the corporal mechanicism passed down by Descartes, as well as dualism ...