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On the Use of Hypnotic Drugs in the Treatment of Insomnia

  • W. Maule Smith (a1)

Any drug which interferes with the workings of the higher cerebral functions is rightly regarded with suspicion, and the question of giving or withholding it is always open to doubt. Hence the difference of opinion with regard to the administration of hypnotics. In prescribing them the advantages have to be weighed against the disadvantages, and when that is done, and the former are in excess, then whatever disadvantages there may be have to be accepted since they are in the minority.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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On the Use of Hypnotic Drugs in the Treatment of Insomnia

  • W. Maule Smith (a1)
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