Schizophrenia: A New Approach
Humphry Osmond, John Smythies


After a brief survey of the present state of our knowledge regarding schizophrenia we have drawn attention to the close biochemical relationship between adrenaline and mescaline. This, taken in conjunction with the clinical relationship between acute mescaline intoxication and acute schizophrenia, and between the latter condition and stress, appears to us to be significant. The clinical and biochemical implications of this are discussed.