On the Phenomenon of Sudden Death in Animals and Man

@article{Richter1957OnTP,
  title={On the Phenomenon of Sudden Death in Animals and Man},
  author={C. P. Richter},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1957},
  volume={19},
  pages={191–198}
}
  • C. P. Richter
  • Published 1957
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Summary A phenomenon of sudden death has been described that occurs in man, rats, and many other animals apparently as a result of hopelessness; this seems to involve overactivity primarily of the parasympathetic system. In this instance as in many others, the ideas of Walter Cannon opened up a new area of interesting, exciting research. 
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