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INCREASED CONTROL OF INSULIN COMA BY PRIOR ADMINISTRATION OF GLUCAGON : A PRELIMINARY COMMUNICATION
KARL T. DUSSIK; DONALD B. GIDDON; PETER D. WATSON; JOEL J. WHITE
Am J Psychiatry 1961;118:66-69.
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Senior Psychiatrist and Director of the ITTR; Clinical Instructor, Tuft's University Medical School.

Instructor, Department of Psychology, Brandeis University; Research Fellow, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Polygraph Co-ordinator, Harvard University; Research Associate, Anti-Depressant Project, Massachusetts Mental Health Center.

Associate Director of the ITTR.

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We believe that the use of Glucagon for the arousal of patients from insulin coma and as a facilitating agent in the induction of insulin coma constitutes an important development in the modern treatment of schizophrenic psychoses, since it seems to render Sakel's treatment much easier to administer and contributes to its safety and economy.

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