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July 1933


Author Affiliations


From the Memorial Foundation for Neuro-Endocrine Research, Boston, and the Worcester State Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(1):123-140. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240130131008

As has been emphasized elsewhere,1 there is need at present for a systematic determination of the organic characteristics of a representative group of schizophrenic patients. The data should be collected in such a way as to assure sufficient homogeneity to permit productive correlation studies among them. A method designed to meet this need has been described in another contribution;2 to date sixty-four patients have been subjected to the seven months' study schedule therein discussed.

The trends of the study will be summarized by means of a table showing the average value and the variation of each of about fifty functions and by an illustrative case history. The case presented does not purport to conform to the average in all respects—no single case in the series does—but it is representative in showing the degree of variability with which we were confronted, as well as, in general, the deviations from

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