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AN UNUSUAL CASE OF PROLONGED COMA IN HYPOGLYCEMIC SHOCK TREATMENT
L. D. PROCTOR; N. L. EASTON
Am J Psychiatry 1942;99:203-209.
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The Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

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A case of prolonged coma has been presented, the blood sugar findings discussed, and several of the various mechanisms set forth that could contribute to the abnormalities observed in these findings. The relationship of the blood sugar findings to the state of consciousness has been considered. The recovery of this patient would make one hopeful for the outcome of even the most severe type of prolonged coma, following insulin shock therapy.

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