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January 1948

Hypnotism Today.

Arch NeurPsych. 1948;59(1):139. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1948.02300360149016

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The authors are two psychologists who, under medical supervision, have done considerable investigation of hypnotism. Their work involves research into the nature of hypnotism; a study of the mechanical factors, with a consideration of the best methods of inducing hypnosis, and an evaluation of hypnosis as a psychotherapeutic method, both alone and combined with other recognized technics. "The authors... are engaged professionally in daily psychotherapeutic work." In his foreword Dr. Erickson writes: "They have selected their material well, their exposition of it is excellent, and their presentation of their own studies is unassuming and straightforward."

The book "is intended to serve as a text for students, psychologists, psychotherapists and physicians." However, it is suitable also for the nonprofessional reader, since it includes chapters describing briefly the common psychiatric disorders and psychotherapeutic methods and is written in an easily readable style, with notable absence of technical terms. For the former group

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