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May 1950


Arch NeurPsych. 1950;63(5):790. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310230112010

To the Editor:  —I wish to protest against the following paragraph of the review of Prof. Georg Schaltenbrand's book entitled "Die multiple Sklerose des Menschen," which appeared in the January 1950 number of the Archives:"Chapter 4 contains a critical appraisal of chapter 3, as well as protocols of the author's experiments in man, including his transmission experiments from monkey to man and from man to man. It is regrettable that in his work reported in this chapter the author succumbed to the standards of experimentation on human beings which prevailed in Nazi Germany at that time. In this chapter, Schaltenbrand reports, among similar experiments, what he considered the successful transmission of monkey encephalitis from monkeys to a number of psychiatric patients, listing not only the diagnoses of his victims (they were suffering from various illnesses, including brain tumor, arteriosclerosis and schizophrenia) but also their full first names and the

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