Medicine: Delirium Tremens

Clamoring hideously, endlessly gibbering in the psychopathic wards of municipal hospitals, in the padded cells of county jails, victims of delirium tremens every day pursue their terrible hallucinations. Rats scramble over the bodies of their imagination. Snakes writhe around their necks. With tensely stretched fingers the maddened, sweating sots try to climb up the bending walls of curvetting rooms, after bats, buzzards, flitting elephants. Lizards scurry out of their roaring ears. And tales of forgotten sins flip off their white-furred, tremulous tongues.

Last week, to the 26 methods of treating D. T.'s developed...

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