HERBERT KOTEEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Physicians and all groups who participate in helping sick people are aware that emotional patterns influence sense of well being and physical health. The success of the witchcraft doctor and the numerous healing cults is in large measure dependent upon the fact that patients achieve a sense of security from discussing their problems with a responsible and sympathetic person, whether he be a recognized physician or simply someone assuming that role. An extensive effort has been made to find therapeutic agents which will relieve emotional tension without impairing intellectual function. The earlier hypnotics, including paraldehyde, chloral hydrate and the bromides,
KOTEEN H. USE OF A "DOUBLE-BLIND" STUDY INVESTIGATING THE CLINICAL MERITS OF A NEW TRANQUILIZING AGENT*. Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:978–989. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-978
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):978-989.
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