October 19, 1963

An Introduction to Physical Methods of Treatment in Psychiatry.

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By William Sargant and Eliot Slater. 4th ed. 346 pp. $7. Williams & Wilkins, 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 2, 1963

JAMA. 1963;186(3):277. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710030117053

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This survey of somatic therapies covers a wide range from psychotropic drugs through insulin and electric shock to psychosurgery. The American reader will find much of the section on insulin and leukotomy mainly of historical interest; the chemotherapy section is current and offers a thoughtful approach to the use of drugs, alone or with psychotherapy.

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