Psychiatry: What Tranquilizers Have Done

Little more than ten years has passed since two psychiatrists first gave North American patients the new drugs that were soon to be widely known as tranquilizers. In so doing, they started the most dramatic and hopeful revolution in the long, dolorous history of mental illness. They are still at it. Berlin-born Dr. Heinz Edgar Lehmann, who introduced chlorpromazine at Verdun Protestant Hospital outside Montreal, is barnstorming at meetings called to find ways of developing still more and better drugs. New York's Dr. Nathan S. Kline, who introduced reserpine at Rockland State...

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