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Death From Electrical Convulsion Therapy

  • F. J. Napier (a1)

Ten years have elapsed since the introduction by Meduna in 1934 of convulsion therapy, and five since Cerletti and Bini first described the use of electricity as a convulsant. A not unreasonable early prejudice finds a later echo in the comment of Critchley (1943) that convulsion therapy “is crude, dangerous and repellent to anyone who holds the central nervous system in respect.”

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Death From Electrical Convulsion Therapy

  • F. J. Napier (a1)
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