Family Medicine pp 1666-1669 | Cite as

Life Events

  • John N. Tripp


Man’s search for causes of disease has continued over centuries. From the body humors of the Greeks to the germ theory of the last century, many theories have been postulated, tested, accepted, challenged, discarded, and reconsidered. As more and more has been learned about the interface between “wellness” and illness, it has become clear that there are factors in one’s environment which modify his or her susceptibility to disease. The importance of the physical environment has been recognized for centuries. Over the past 40 years, however, data have been gathered which demonstrate the significance of one’s social environment on his or her state of wellness or illness.


Life Change Illness Onset Germ Theory Symptomatic Coronary Artery Disease Life Change Event 
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