oa South African Medical Journal - The use of curare and pentothal sodium modifying electro-convulsive therapy*
|Article Title||The use of curare and pentothal sodium modifying electro-convulsive therapy*|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Pretoria General Hospital, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Aug 1949|
|Pages||704 - 707|
|Keyword(s)||Convulsive therapy, Curare, Electro-convulsion and Pentothal sodium|
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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