Thorazine advertisement, 1959. |
A.M.A. Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 20-21.
to free the mind from madness
"Rotator," used in the 19th century to free the mind from madness. Original wood engraving by John DePol.
In nineteenth century psychiatry, the "rotator" was a major therapeutic device.
Today, psychopharmacologic therapy, pioneered and developed with 'Thorazine', is one of the most important methods used in the treatment of mental illness.
The importance of 'Thorzaine' to psychiatry is twofold: (1) its reliable effectiveness has established it as a fundamental drug in psychiatry, one that may be used with confidence, and (2) it has led S.K.F. to the development of related drugs that enable the psychiatrist to help an even greater number of patients.
THORAZINE® brand of chlorpromazine       Smith Kline & French Laboratories