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June 1957

La thérepeutique par la chlorpromazine en pratique psychiatrique

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1957;77(6):662-663. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1957.02330360120016

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This monograph by the professor of medicine and of pharmacy at Lyon, with the collaboration of numerous psychiatrists in the psychiatric hospitals of the neighborhood, is essentially an account of the experience of this group, which has been investigating the effects of the drug since its introduction, on more than 2000 patients.

The monograph is divided into three parts, of which the first contains the history of the discovery of the drug and of its application in psychiatry, its constitution and pharmacological properties, and its biological effects on man; the second part discusses its clinical applications in psychiatry, and the third part, the mode of administration, conditions under which it is to be used, its complications, and contraindications.

In general, the monograph contains nothing new or different from the many reports which have appeared in our literature, and an American psychiatrist would have little to gain from reading it. The

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