Von San.Rat. Dr. Georg Flatau, Nervenarzt in Berlin. Zweite durchgesehene Auflage. Pp. 175. Berlin: Verlag von S. Karger, Karlstrasse 15, 1920.
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This is a manual not of psychotherapy, but of hypnotism for the physician, with just enough psychology to make it seem scientific and reasonable. When the historical part, general considerations and theories are left out, there remains a fair exposition of the methods, practice and results of a physician who constantly uses hypnotism. His technic is given and the reasons for it (and they are reasonable), the disorders in which he habitually uses hypnotism and comparison of this method with "persuasion." Incidentally, the author states that he has cured patients who had not been relieved by psychanalysis.
It is pleasant to note that the author insists that the operator must be a good physician first and a hypnotist afterward.
Any physician wishing to brush up on this therapeutic procedure will find the book satisfactory.
KURSUS DER PSYCHOTHERAPIE UND DES HYPNOTISMUS (A COURSE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND HYPNOTISM). Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(1):117. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190010124017
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