HAROLD W. STERLING, M.D.; CRAWFORD N. BAGANZ, M.D.
Studies of the heart following pharmacological shock therapy have been the object of many research projects. Farrell and Vassaf1 reported changes in seven-foot teleoroentgenograms of the heart before, during, and after the insulin treatment of schizophrenia. In five of the six cases treated "there occurred a measurable enlargement of the cardiac shadow. . . ." These authorities also reported that "measurements of the heart were made at various intervals after the cessation of treatment; these showed reduction in the heart shadow to a size approaching that prior to treatment and coincidently it was observed that the favorable therapeutic effects at
STERLING HW, BAGANZ CN. CHANGES IN THE CARDIAC SHADOW FOLLOWING PHARMACOLOGICAL "SHOCK" THERAPY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:459–464. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-3-459
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(3):459-464.
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