oa South African Medical Journal - The use of curare and pentothal sodium modifying electro-convulsive therapy*



Thirty-three cases were treated by means of intocostrin pentothal sodium and convulsive therapy. Three hundred major convulsions were induced. The method of dealing with respiratory difficulties during treatment has been descriptionbed. In no case was it found necessary to give the antidote of curare (prostigmin).


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