Georg Groddeck


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Georg Groddeck (13 October 1866 Bad Kösen – 10 June 1934 Knonau, near Zurich) was a physician and writer regarded as a pioneer of psychosomatic medicine.

"He who draws the conclusion that I mentally medicate a human who has broken his leg is very true – but I adjust the fracture and dress the wound. And then – I give him a massage, make exercises with him, give a daily bath to the ... more »

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  • One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself. He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thi...
    Georg Groddeck (1866-1934), German psychoanalyst. The Book of the It, letter 32 (1923).
  • ''Disease is a vital expression of the human organism.''
    Georg Groddeck (1866-1934), German psychoanalyst. The Book of the It, letter 31 (1923).
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