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March 18, 1961

Hypnosis in Medical Practice

Author Affiliations


Chairman, Committee on Hypnosis, Council on Mental Health, American Medical Association; Psychiatrist, the Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Dr. Rosen); and Chairman, Council on Mental Health, American Medical Association; Medical Director, Seton Psychiatric Institute; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Dr. Bartemeier).

JAMA. 1961;175(11):976-979. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040110040009

Training in hypnosis, like training in any other clinical discipline, must be conducted in a medical school or teaching hospital if it is to be adequate for medical purposes. It should be patient-centered rather than hypnosis-centered. It should be provided by the department of psychiatry in collaboration with those other departments of the medical school or teaching hospital in which the physicianin-training is primarily interested. It should provide him with a well-rounded clinical experience in relation to his type of practice.