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Social Support and Physical HealthUnderstanding the Health Consequences of Relationships$
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Bert N. Uchino

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300102185

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300102185.001.0001

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Introduction and Historical Perspectives

Introduction and Historical Perspectives

(p.1) 1 Introduction and Historical Perspectives
Social Support and Physical Health

Bert N. Uchino

Yale University Press

This chapter provides a historical background on the study of the relationship between social support and physical health outcomes. It discusses Emile Durkheim's analysis of social relationships and mortality, George Engel's biophysical model of health and disease, and Sidney Cobb and John Cassell's papers on social support and health.

Keywords:   social support, physical health, Emile Durkheim, social relationships, mortality, George Engel, biophysical model, Sidney Cobb, John Cassell

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