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Catatonia Induced in Monkeys by Antibrain Antibody
ROBERT G. HEATH; IRIS M. KRUPP
Am J Psychiatry 1967;123:1499-1504.
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Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, La. 70112

1966-67, American Psychiatric Association

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Antibody against specific regions of monkey and human brains was produced by these investigators by inoculating sheep with homogenates of brain parts, fortified with an adjuvant. Observations made in the experiments indirectly support the hypothesis that schizophrenic serum contains antibody against the brain and that symptoms of schizophrenia are the result of an immune process.

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