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December 23, 1905

COMPARISON OF THE QUICK AND THE SLOW METHODS OF THE TREATMENT OF MORPHINISM.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(26):1943-1945. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510260029001h
Abstract

Perhaps an explanation of the title of my paper would make it a little more clear. We will call all forms of treatment where the morphin is withdrawn at once, or where it is withdrawn within five or ten days, a quick method, and where the reduction is gradual and slow and extends over a period of several weeks or months we will term a slow method.

There has, within the past few years, been much advertising of quick cures for morphinism. Nearly every newspaper and magazine, and I am sorry to say some medical journals, contain one or more of these advertisements, and as it has been for the past dozen years my exclusive business to treat narcotic and alcoholic patients I have been much interested in searching for the best method of treatment. I have investigated several of the so-called three, five and ten-day cures. At none of

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