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This short and very readable book is a useful addition to the library of any hospital where psychiatric patients are treated. It discusses the chemistry and physiology of various barbiturates and the theories underlying narcotic hypnosis and therapy. As was demonstrated, particularly during the recent war, the results of this method of treatment are most striking in relieving patients with traumatic neurosis of recent origin. The material revealed in such therapy is often unconscious in origin, the slow methods of psychoanalysis being in a sense by-passed to get this material. It seems to the reviewer that such methods can be
Narco-analysis.. Ann Intern Med. 1947;26:801. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-5-801_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(5):801.
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