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January 1938

The Morphine Habit and Its Painless Treatment.

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;39(1):218. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270010228020

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This is a small, nicely written treatise on the treatment for morphine addiction. The type of treatment advocated is the gradual reduction of morphine with the maintenance of constant vagal preponderance through building up a high tolerance for belladonna. As a whole, the book does not seem especially scientific, but it is of value as a straightforward account of clinical experience. Although a number of case records are described, no particular cases are cited as controls. For practitioners who may be interested in the variations of treatment for drug addiction, this would seem to be practical reading.

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