November 1965

The Principles and Practice of Hypnoanalysis.

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By Jerome M. Schneck, AB, MD. Price, $11.50. Pp 224. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1965.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;13(5):478. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730050092018

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If a book be judged by the stated intentions of the author in writing it, the present volume, as far as I can say when I emerge from it, should be rated excellent. In his Preface, Dr. Schneck rejoices in the assertion: "As I take into consideration what I have set out to do and the text as it now stands, it seems to me that this book on the principles and practice of hypnoanalysis is, so far as I know, the only volume with such extensive coverage that has as yet been published." There is no doubt that there is a little bit of everything in this extensive coverage of hypnoanalysis: a little bit of history, of theory, of mystery, of practice, and of polemic. Mostly there is a great deal of Dr. Schneck's, which is, I guess, appropriate, as evidenced by the overwhelming amount of references to his

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