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To the Editor:
—I have been using hypnosis on my medical, surgical, obstetrical, psychiatric, and pediatric patients since 1954 and can report excellent results. It is true that I have failures in hypnosis as well as failures in penicillin therapy, but I have never encountered any untoward results. My patients with major psychiatric problems are referred to a psychiatrist. I believe that other general physicians who use hypnosis would support my experience.
Tyndall TM. Hypnosis. JAMA. 1963;186(6):611. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710060097028