March 14, 1903

The Mattison Method in Morphinism. A Modern and Humane Treatment of the Morphin Disease.

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By J. B. Mattison, M.D., Medical Director, Brooklyn Home for Narcotic Inebriates. Cloth. Pp. 40. Price, $1.00. Published by the Author. New York: E. B. Treat & Co. 1902.

JAMA. 1903;XL(11):726. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490110042019

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This little volume gives the method and treatment of one who is certainly experienced in handling a difficult class of patients, the morphin habitués. The author's method is largely sedation with bromids supplemented by other measures, and the gradual discontinuance of the morphin habit, not so very long drawn out either, for the whole treatment does not seem to usually exceed four or five weeks at the outside. It seems to be a very satisfactory little monograph.

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