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JAMA 100 Years Ago
March 3, 1999

Philadelphia County Medical Society.

Author Affiliations

Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 1999;281(9):790F. doi:10.1001/jama.281.9.790

MEETING [HYPNOTISM] of Feb 2, 1899. Dr. J. Madison Taylor presented a paper to the meeting on HYPNOTISM. He thought that a beneficial result had been obtained from its adoption as a therapeutic application. The best subjects were those who had been trained to obedience, as soldiers, and not hysteric people, as some had supposed. . . . While there was and still is a certain degree of mystery and confusion regarding hypnotism, the agency might prove of value to the profession, as demonstrated by a report of the following cases: