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February 11, 1939

HYPOGLYCEMIA AND CONVULSIVE THERAPY IN SCHIZOPHRENIA: CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS AND RESULTS

Author Affiliations

MADISON, WIS.

From the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute, University of Wisconsin.

JAMA. 1939;112(6):493-496. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800060009002
Abstract

When Kraepelin sifted out fundamental types of psychoses and classified dementia praecox from a nosologic standpoint into four subtypes with different axial reaction pictures, he undoubtedly did much to clarify psychiatry. When Kretschmer then added various somatic substrates of personality model groups to the psychobiologic conception, another advance was made. When Freud's theoretical principles of psychoanalysis and his concepts of the personality unraveled limitless tangles of psychic attitudes or conflicts, he benefited certainly the lot of mankind. Adolf Meyer's researches in psychobiology and psychopathology combined with his didactic attitude toward the inseparable unity of matter and its functions integrated the incongruities of life, and Petersen explained the autonomic dualism of biochemical fluidity with responses in the psychic mentation swings and its disintegrative effect on matter by meteorologic conditions.

This introduction, with high points of progress, suggests the tremendous activity in psychiatric workshops and attests the preparedness of psychiatrists as clinicians

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