EMANUEL MESSINGER, A.B., M.D.
Although Sakel's insulin "shock" treatment for schizophrenia has been receiving increasing recognition during the past three years, and has already been employed in thousands of cases, there have appeared comparatively few thorough or exhaustive works regarding the physiological changes associated with this method of therapy. This has been especially true as regards the description of changes in the circulatory system. No doubt this has been to a large extent due to the preoccupation of the various workers with the psychic rather than physical changes undergone by the patients, during and after the course of insulin "shock." Also Sakel has specifically
MESSINGER E. CARDIOVASCULAR CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSULIN SHOCK TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:853–866. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-6-853
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(6):853-866.
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