The Medical Detectives - Live and Let Live Summary & Analysis

Berton Roueché
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Live and Let Live Summary and Analysis

Carol Terry began to exhibit minor symptoms of shakiness and faintness. The symptoms increased in severity, and soon she was exhibiting strange and even self-destructive behaviors. She began psychiatric treatment , ultimately spending a month in a Los Angeles hospital and then leaving her husband to convalesce at her parents' home in Salt Lake City. Drugs prescribed included Thorazine and Tofranil. Physical symptoms, which had always been present, became more severe, including loss of concentration and fine motor control as well as drooling. The current psychiatrist admitted Carol once again and administered electro-shock therapy. Nothing improved. At this point, Carol had run out of insurance, was divorced by her husband, and had to enter another psychiatric facility as a welfare patient. The diagnosis was hysterical neurosis. At her new hospital, she was assigned to Dr. David...

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