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August 6, 1932

Ergebnisse der Reiztherapie bei progressiver Paralyse.

JAMA. 1932;99(6):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740580068038

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This valuable volume contains a series of collected papers by the staff of the Berlin Psychiatric Clinic on various aspects of the treatment of dementia paralytica with malaria. The authors report their observations of more than 2,000 cases treated by the Central Psychiatric Clinic and other clinics of the Berlin municipality in the period 1922-1929. There are in all eleven papers reporting the various aspects of the problem studied. There is an introductory chapter on the general problem of febrile therapy in dementia paralytica by Jossmann. The use of drugs in connection with malaria is discussed by F. Kallmann. The treatment of dementia paralytica with malaria is discussed by E. Heinze, and there is an excellent chapter on the nonspecific protein therapy of malaria by Roggenbau. The new syndrome of the paranoid hallucinatory clinical picture such as one finds after treatment of malaria is discussed by Warstadt. The social aspects

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