Medicine: Powerful Passes

The helping hand of hypnotism has long been recognized in medicine. Last fortnight it was lauded on opposite sides of the globe. Professor William Brown at Oxford University told in the second of the Terry lectures at Yale about curing alcoholics, drug addicts, shell shocked soldiers by hypnosis.* In Odessa, Russia, Dr. J. Kalachnik reported the successful use of hypnosis in childbirth.

Before the. discovery of chloroform, hypnotism was used in operations to clear the patient's mind of fear, and in favorable subjects to induce...