A short history of the evolution of medical thought by the Catholic and professor of the history of medicine of the University of Madrid, this volume is mainly a study of the history and significance of psychosomatic pathology. It historical, theological, philosophical, medical and psychological erudition is an exceptionally clear and orderly manner and constitutes an original and undoubtedly valuable contribution to medical and cultural history. It accredits Christianity with inspiring a genuinely psychosomatic pathology and maintains that through Freud the twentieth century has regained the possibility of a truly anthropological . Theological in part, the work is not primarily a theological treatise. It will to professionals and laymen alike who are interested in medicine, psychology, and cultural history.