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June 1937

A Study of Hypoglycæmic Shock Treatment in Schizophrenia. A Report.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(6):1466-1468. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260180246019

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This monograph, in the form of a report to the Board of Control of England and Wales, presents the observations, conclusions and recommendations resulting from an investigation in Vienna of the treatment with hypoglycemic shock of nine male and thirteen female patients with schizophrenia, together with a review of the opinions of other psychiatrists in Vienna and the available literature regarding the treatment. Wilson also saw eight patients who were receiving treatment at the Münsingen Hospital for Mental Diseases in Bern, Switzerland, under conditions very different from those in Vienna, and studied the histories of thirteen patients treated formerly in other Swiss hospitals for mental diseases.

The report contains chapters devoted to the treatment in detail, the mental effect and management, the difficulties, danger and theories of the treatment and a discussion of the results, conclusions and recommendations, together with a bibliography and a useful appendix containing instructions for nurses,

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