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The Rôle of Hypnotics in Mental Diseases, with Indications for their Selection and Employment

  • Richard Eager

Sleep, gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down and steep my senses in forgetfulness?

I feel I should preface my paper on “The Rôle of Hypnotics in Mental Diseases” by the statement that you will merely find in it a collection and corroboration of well-known facts. These facts, however, have been brought together in a form in which I have not been able to find them elsewhere, viz., such as will aid in pointing out the indications for the employment of the different hypnotics, and the types of mental disease in which certain of the drugs appear to be especially useful.

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The Rôle of Hypnotics in Mental Diseases, with Indications for their Selection and Employment

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