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December 1937

OXYGEN METABOLISM IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Memorial Foundation for Neuro-Endocrine Research and the Research Service of the Worcester State Hospital, Worcester, Mass.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;38(6):1261-1270. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260240141011
Abstract

During the past decade the research service of the Worcester State Hospital has carried out a variety of studies which directly or indirectly bear on the problem of oxygen metabolism in schizophrenic psychosis. It is my purpose in this paper to present a summary of the findings. I am indebted to numerous colleagues for permission to make use of their data, some of which have not yet been published.

It should be emphasized that the evidence to be cited represents trends rather than characteristic definition of the schizophrenic group as a whole. No implication is intended that the disorder constitutes an entity. In the distributions there is considerable overlapping of the levels found in the patients and those in the subjects used as controls. The means of the distributions, however, are significantly different.

Special interest attaches to the topic discussed because of the fact, which has been pointed out by

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