Medicine: Hypnotism

At St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Alfred P. Solomon, neurologist, last week, hypnotized a young woman. During the hour she lay so, Dr. Harold G. Jones of Chicago opened her abdomen and removed several bothersome adhesions. She felt no pain and, upon awakening, experienced none of the nauseating after-effects of usual anesthetics. Such operations upon hypnotized patients are rare in the U. S. In Europe (notably in France and Germany) they are frequent. Europeans esteem the uses of hypnotism. They used it for surgical operations 100 years ago. The discovery in 1848 of...

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