R. P. Allen, Ph.D.; L. A. Faillace, M.D.
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Data from two studies, one cross-sectional and the other longitudinal, indicate a somewhat long duration of cognitive and physiological recovery after a patient's hospital admission for alcoholism. The cross-sectional study compared 2 matched groups of 12 alcoholics each; the first group tested at 3 weeks after admission showed significantly better memory functions than the second group tested at more than 3 weeks after admission. The longitudinal study followed six patients for about 4 weeks after admission for alcoholism. The first 4 to 7 days the patient was on controlled alcohol consumption of 30 ml of 90% ethanol every 2 hr
Allen RP, Faillace LA. Recovery Time for the Alcoholic After Admission for Prolonged Intoxication: A Cognitive and Electroencephalogram Study.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:838. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-838_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):838.
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