dauerschlaf

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Dauerschlaf, from dauer ‎(long)+Schlaf ‎(sleep)

Noun[edit]

dauerschlaf ‎(uncountable)

  1. a prolonged sleep therapy
    • 1968, Ernest Hartmann, “DAUERSCHLAF: AN EEG STUDY”, in Psychophysiology[1], volume 4, number 3, page 388-389:
      REPORTS THE CONTINUOUS POLYGRAPHIC RECORDINGS MADE OF SS UNDERGOING DAUERSCHLAF, A PROLONGED SLEEP THERAPY USED FOR ACUTE PSYCHOSES AND OTHER CONDITIONS.
    • 1968 Jan, Ernest Hartmann, “Dauerschlaf: A Polygraphic Study”, in Arch Gen Psychiatry[2], volume 18, number 1, page 99:
      THIS STUDY reports on continuous 70 to 96 hour polygraphic recordings from patients undergoing dauerschlaf or prolonged sleep therapy.
    • 1977 Nov, “Requiem or Reveille: Psychiatry's Choice.”, in Bull N Y Acad Med.[3], volume 53, number 9, page 797:
      We fully used the therapeutic enthusiasms of our day, with dauerschlaf, insulin, pentavalent arsenicals, and Kettering hypertherm.
    • 1987, Nathaniel Kleitman, Sleep and Wakefulness[4], Univ. of Chicago Press, ISBN 9780226440736:
      The induction of sleep for therapeutic purposes, so-call sleep cure or Dauerschlaf, has been practiced for many years …
    • 1999, Douglas Thomas, Physiological Foundations[5], ISBN 9780816690251, page 448:
      In insulin hypoglycemia and barbiturate medication (Dauerschlaf) …
    • 2009, Charles Pollak, Michael J. Thorpy, Jan Yager, The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders[6], Infobase, ISBN 9781438125770, page 59:
      dauerschlaf See SLEEP THERAPY
    • 2009, Thomas Szasz, Coercion As Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry[7], Transaction, ISBN 9781412810500, page 103:
      Dauerschlaf: Requiescat in Pace