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June 1946


Arch NeurPsych. 1946;55(6):688. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300170136017

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In this book the author discusses hypnoanalysis, chiefly on the basis of material in the case of Johan R. He presents sufficient detail to make clear to the reader the facts from which are derived therapeutic technics and procedures used. In recent years one has witnessed the salutary appearance of books dealing with psychotherapy in which case reports are described. This makes it possible for the reader to evaluate the material and results in a much more definite manner. The patient, Johan R., chosen by Dr. Wolberg, has the capacity for expressing himself so well that it makes the reading of the case material of more interest than is usual in scientific reports.

There is recorded rather well the integrative use of hypnosis and analytic therapy. Apparently, it was possible by hypnoanalysis to make rapid strides in the treatment of a patient who was severely ill. At least in the

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