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September 1982

Effects of Cholinergic Treatment on Posttraumatic Anterograde Amnesia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn (Dr Goldberg and Mr Sirio); Department of Psychology, City College of City University of New York (Dr Gerstman and Mr Bilder); Department of Neurology, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx NY (Dr Mattis); and Department of Neurosurgery, Roosevelt-St Luke's Medical Center, New York (Dr Hughes).

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(9):581. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510210051012

• The combined effects of orally administrated physostigmine salicylate and lecithin were assessed in a double-blind study of a single patient with post-traumatic amnesia. Treatment improved verbal but not visual memory. But storage and retrieval of words in verbal memory were facilitated, with the former effect being more robust.

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