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The author presents a systematic and detailed review of the subject of psychotherapy. He begins with a brief historical sketch of the treatment of nervous diseases by procedures in which mental factors are the important element. He then proceeds to a somewhat conventional series of psychologic definitions and discussions, after which he takes up the various methods of psychotherapy, devoting the major part of the book to hypnotic procedure.
Dubois treatment and Weir-Mitchell treatment are discussed in a common sense way. In the discussion of the methods of hypnotism the author brings forward no new point of view. He utilizes hypnotism along with the usual common sense hygienic measures, and, although he talks of the hypnotic treatment of masturbation as being "a necessary and often brilliantly efficient means of reinforcement," he furnishes little evidence to show that it is a method which cannot easily be dispensed with.
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KURSUS DER PSYCHOTHERAPIE UND DES HYPNOTISMUS (COURSE ON PSYCHOTHERAPY AND HYPNOTISM). Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(4):466. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190040109009
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