WALTER L. VOEGTLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM R. BROZ, M.D.
From the time this institution was founded in 1935 until the end of 1945, a period of ten and a half years, 3125 patients had been admitted for the treatment of chronic alcoholism. These patients received no definitive treatment for their addiction except conditioning therapy. The technic of this therapy has been reported previously.1, 2, 3 Those admitted subsequent to 1940 received the benefit of reinforcement.4 Reinforcement consists of periodic return for a single conditioning seance during the year following the completion of initial therapy. This was designed to maintain the conditioned reflex at its optimum level for the first
VOEGTLIN WL, BROZ WR. THE CONDITIONED REFLEX TREATMENT OF CHRONIC ALCOHOLISM. X. AN ANALYSIS OF 3125 ADMISSIONS OVER A PERIOD OF TEN AND A HALF YEARS1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:580–597. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-580
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):580-597.
Neurology, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Substance Abuse.
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