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December 1, 1975

Cases of the Reincarnation Type, vol 1: Ten Cases in India

Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago

JAMA. 1975;234(9):978. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260220082033

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Perhaps most western people have already adopted a position against the concept of reincarnation, just as they have against various other topics that come under the rubric of parapsychology. Dr Stevenson, professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia, has long been a student of these topics. In regard to reincarnation he has painstakingly and unemotionally collected a detailed series of cases from India, cases in which the evidence is difficult to explain on any other grounds. He presents his corpus of evidence in an interesting way, providing careful detail, and discussing the procedures that he used in attempting to verify the assertions. He provides a critical analysis of the strong and the weak points. Previously he has published 20 instances suggestive of reincarnation and promises that other volumes with additional cases will follow this.

He may not convince skeptics but he has placed on record a large amount of