Ladislas J. Meduna Papers, 1942-1959 | University of Illinois Archives
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Papers of Ladislas J. Meduna (1896-1964), a professor of psychiatry (1943-1964), including correspondence with physicians, psychiatrists, department head, publisher and patients concerning carbon dioxide inhalation therapy, metrazol convulsive therapy, publications, research, carbon dioxide symposium, presences of anti-insulinic factor in the blood of schizophrenics, and the nature of psychoses and psychoneuroses. The series includes notes, notebooks and electroencephalograph tracings concerning research, patient treatment and diagnosis (1942-1950); reprints and mimeographed copies of articles by Dr. Meduna; proceedings of and articles resulting from the Carbon Dioxide Therapy, with reviews of the books; manuscripts of Oneirophrenia; copies of articles and journals; photographs of Dr. Meduna; and card files listing doctors using carbon dioxide therapy, and a wall chart showing experimental data and observations concerning Central and Peripheral Action of CO2 on the nervous system; observations concerning Central and Peripheral Action of carbon dioxide on the nervous system.
This series also contains redacted copies of patient records for Meduna's CO2 patients.