The Concept of Stress

  • George S. EverlyJr.
  • Jeffrey M. Lating


Scientists investigating human health and disease are now reformulating the basic tenets upon which disease theory is based. For generations, the delivery of health care services was built upon the “one-germ, one-disease, one-treatment” formulations that arose from the work of Louis Pasteur. Although clearly one of the great advances in medicine, yielding massive gains against the infectious diseases that plagued humanity, the “germ theory” of disease also represents an intellectual quagmire that threatens to entrap us in a unidimensional quest to improve human health.


Stress Response Excessive Stress Sudden Death Syndrome Physical Disorder Psychosomatic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George S. EverlyJr.
    • 1
  • Jeffrey M. Lating
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins UniversitySeverna ParkUSA
  2. 2.Loyola University MaylandBaltimoreUSA

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