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July 21, 1883

Sitzungsberichte der Physikalisch-Medicinischen Gesellschaft zu Wurzburg, 1882.—

JAMA. 1883;I(2):62. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390020030012

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This report of the session for 1882, of the Physico-Medical Society of Wurzburg, is filled with valuable material, contributed by such men as Virchow, Kölliker, Gerhardt, Rindfleisch, V. Rineker, Riezer, Angerer, Gad, Flesch, Rosenberger and others. The first article is a review by Riezer of hypnotism, followed by a description of his illustration of the subject in two girls, and several animals; and also by the ensuing discussion. He divides the subject into four heads: first, that of the old mesmerism; second, the hypnotism of Baird, with the present views of Heidenham; third, the clinical neuro-pathological views of Charcot; and fourth, the hypnotism of animals, as demonstrated by Czernak, and more fully by Pruger of Jena. His demonstrations excited considerable comment.

V. Bergmann described a case of extirpation of the larynx with the patient before him, using for the purpose of speaking a phonative apparatus, provided with a caoutchouc membrane,

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