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October 1927

Die Psychischen Heilmethoden.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(4):667. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210040174017

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As is true of all German textbooks, the material in this work is presented in an orderly manner, but, in spite of the author's statement that complicated methods and descriptions are to be omitted, a tendency to unnecessary detail remains. Part I, by Birnbaum, takes up the theory of psychotherapy and of psychotherapeutic technic. Thirty references are given in this introduction. Part II, consisting of about forty pages, by Jolowicz of Leipzig, is a treatise on the various phases and therapeutic value of suggestion. The physician who is interested in the treatment of psychoneuroses will find much of value in these pages, as the author confines himself well to what might be considered rational therapy. Part III, by Heyer of München, discusses hypnotism. Many references are given. This chapter, except to those who are especially interested in hypnotism, becomes rather tedious and is probably of the least value from the