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October 10, 1936

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1936;107(15):1232-1237. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770410054020

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Sept. 1, 1936.

Report on the Treatment of Dementia Paralytica  The Mental Hospitals Committee of the London County Council has made an important report on the treatment of dementia paralytica. Because of its vast hospital system, the council has on this subject experience at its disposal on a scale impossible elsewhere. For some time Dr. F. L. Golla, director of the central pathologic laboratory at the Maudsley Hospital, has been engaged in coordinating the treatment of dementia paralytica at all the council's hospitals, keeping records and following up the after-histories of patients who were discharged after treatment. It is pointed out in the report that before the advent of modern therapy there was no real recovery from the disease. A few patients might linger on for a number of years, in exceptional cases for a long period, but the discharge rate was insignificant and the

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