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November 1939

FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF FIVE HUNDRED PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL FROM 1913 TO 1923

Author Affiliations

With the Help of J. B. Fowler, A.B. BALTIMORE

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(5):877-891. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270230099008
Abstract

There are a number of studies on the outcome of schizophrenia, but few in which there has been an opportunity to view the material over a long span of years. In view of the enthusiasm for insulin and metrazol therapy, it would seem of advantage to have statistics on the outcome of schizophrenia in patients not treated by these methods. Late in 1936 a project was instituted at the Henry Phipps Psychatric Clinic for a study of the status of former patients.1 The plan calls for a review of the 8,300 patients admitted to the clinic during its existence, with particular reference to scrutiny of the case material and study of the long term outcome. After preliminary organization of the material, contact with the patients was begun in 1937, twenty-four years after the first patient was admitted. During the two years that this project has been under way, repeated

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