JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
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
PSYCHIC THERAPEUTICS.*. JAMA. 2001;285(9):1129. doi:10.1001/jama.285.9.1129