Was Stephen Hawking’s Illness Psychosomatic? (No.)

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A paper in a peer-reviewed medical journal makes the suggestion that physicist Stephen Hawking’s disability, which famously confined him to a wheelchair and robbed him of his speech, was psychosomatic in nature.

Hmm. I think this says more about the author than it does about Hawking.

The paper is called Delusional Health Beliefs and it comes by British doctor Peter May. It was published a few days ago in the Medico-Legal Journal.

May begins the paper by discussing conversion di

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