Medicine: The Uses of Hypnosis

Hypnosis has been a hard-luck kid among medical techniques. A century ago, it was just beginning to win acceptance as a painkiller when ether anesthesia was discovered and hypnosis was discarded. It was making a comeback 60 years ago when Freud hit upon the idea of psychoanalysis, and the experts again lost interest in hypnosis. Now, the third time around, it is once more winning the support of reputable men in both the physical and psychic areas of medicine. To help put hypnosis over the top for good, eleven doctors have assembled the first comprehensive textbook in the field, Hypnosis in...

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