Journal Article

Advances in psychopharmacology — schizophrenia

David G Cunningham Owens

in British Medical Bulletin

Volume 52, issue 3, pages 556-574
Published in print July 1996 | ISSN: 0007-1420
Published online July 1996 | e-ISSN: 1471-8391 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.bmb.a011567
Advances in psychopharmacology — schizophrenia

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Every so often in the history of medicine, events occur which in retrospect seem to mark a defining moment. For psychiatry, the decade of the 1950s uses one such ‘moment’. On 28 December 1951, J. Sigwald started sols chlorpromazine treatment of a 57-year-old psychotic lady and, thereby, it might be argued, began the modern era of psychopharmacology.

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