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May 18, 1957

POSTPARTUM ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY

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24 Pine Manor Dr. Little Rock, Ark.

JAMA. 1957;164(3):324. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980030100029

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  The article on electroshock therapy during the puerperium, by Impastato and Gabriel, as published in The Journal, March 23, page 1017, prompted this submission. In July, 1947, because of necessity, I gave electric shock therapy to a 23-year-old patient on the eighth day after cesarean section. It was necessary to use 1 Gm. of amobarbital sodium intravenously every eight hours after delivery to alleviate the symptoms of excitement and hyperactivity. Finally, on the eighth day after surgery, with the use of curare intravenously, electric shock therapy was started and given daily for eight days, with a good result in the alleviation of symptoms.A review of my records indicates that I have had to use electric shock therapy as an emergency measure for the control of symptoms in eight patients during the period of gestation. I have given electric shock therapy to one patient during the eighth

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