Reseña histórica sobre la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal desde la visión psicosomática; a propósito de unas cartas relativas a Juan Ramón Jiménez

  1. Ignacio Jáuregui-Lobera
  2. Paloma Muñoz Calero
  3. Jesús Manuel Culebras Fernández
  4. Ángeles Franco López
Journal of Negative and No Positive Results: JONNPR

ISSN: 2529-850X

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 2

Issue: 8

Pages: 355-366

Type: Article

DOI: 10.19230/JONNPR.1496 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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On occasion of two letters written by Zenobia in 1949 and 1955 in which the gastrointestinal alterations of Juan Ramon Jimenez are commented and a clinical report of the Presbyterian Hospital of San Juan de Puerto Rico in 1950, some considerations are made about Intestinal inflammatory disease and its possible relation with psychological diseases. Intestinal inflammatory disease and psychological alteration in Juan Ramon Jimenez were parallel along all his life. His recurrent depressions, his marked neurotical character, his phobic and hypochondriac fears, together with his tendency towards isolation are a constant in his biography and without doubt influential in his intestinal pathology. 

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