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Erythrocyte Cholinesterase-levels in Mental Patients

Nature volume 192, page 1216 (23 December 1961) | Download Citation

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RUBIN has published data1a on erythrocyte acetyl-cholinesterase which showed a bimodal distribution of this enzyme in schizophrenic patients. This paper was criticized1b and the criticism answered1c. Our work was an attempt to repeat Rubin's findings in larger groups of patients and normals.

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  1. Langley-Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, San Francisco 22, California.

    • GEORGE L. ELLMAN
    •  & ENOCH CALLAWAY

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