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Some Remarks on the Surgical Treatment of Insanity

  • Damer Harrison

Mr. President and Gentlemen,—While recognising the undoubted fact that what may be called ordinary insanity has no demonstrable lesion, the disorder being in the “subtle chemistry of the nerve-cells, and that no surgical procedure can correct aberration in tissue chemistry,” I still think there are a small number of cases, not only of traumatic but also of non-traumatic origin, in which surgical treatment may have beneficial results.

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(1) Read at the Annual Meeting of the Medico-Psychological Association at Liverpool, July, 1902.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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Some Remarks on the Surgical Treatment of Insanity

  • Damer Harrison
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