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It is difficult to believe that this book is addressed to physicians, because lay people with a reasonable degree of critical judgment would refute the over-simplification and extravagant claims made by the author. Hypnotism, to the author, is a cure-all for many disorders and his faith in it is unbounding. The only value to the book is the brief presentation of others' methods of hypnotic technic. The discussion of suggestion is limited and highly colored by the author's dubious notions, and there is nothing informative about faith-healing. None of the dangers of hypnotism are mentioned and there are many. In
Hypnotism—Suggestion and Faith-Healing.. Ann Intern Med. ;6:1117. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-8-1117_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(8):1117.
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