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July 1955

1955 Medical Progress

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(1):115. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330130117018

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This is the third issue of "Medical Progress." In this book, Morris Fishbein, the capable editor, has outlined the growth and advances in all the medical and surgical specialties during the past year. He has done this with the help of prominent specialists from the most noted teaching institutions in the country.

Almost every field of medicine has shown remarkable advances during the past year. As in the past few years, much of this had to do with the introduction of still newer antibiotics and new drugs. Perhaps most startling is the appearance of chlorpromazine, which is now used in many different areas. Not only is it useful in anesthesia and for the lowering of body temperature, but it has shown remarkable possibilities in a variety of mental diseases. It seems that drugs of this type tend to modify the metabolism of brain tissue, and their use will have most

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