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JAMA 100 Years Ago
March 7, 2001

PSYCHIC THERAPEUTICS.*

Author Affiliations
 

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2001;285(9):1129. doi:10.1001/jama.285.9.1129

J. C. CULBERTSON. M.D.
CINCINNATI, OHIO.

A dictionary definition of this term says, it is "a systematic use of personal influence, especially that of the physician, in treatment of nervous diseases." In this definition may be found a good and sufficient reason for the success of some practitioners of medicine and apparently unaccountable failure of others. Nor is failure or success attributable to the specific materia medica remedies made use of by the physician in attendance upon the sick.

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