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August 11, 1923

Coué for Children.

JAMA. 1923;81(6):498. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650060068036

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From the preface by Emile Coué to the end, sentiment and lay testimonials are offered as data to prove that the method of Coué cures paralysis, deformities, ulcers, abscesses and asthma. There is only a semblance of a bone thrown to the science of medicine in the statement that medical care is not discarded, but that Coué's principles should be applied as after-treatment. In the case reports, however, only suggestion is mentioned for the cure of abscesses, paralysis and tuberculosis. There never appears to be a problem in diagnosis. Slow healing ulcers of the forehead are labeled tuberculous without further ado. Paralysis is cured which was said to be due to pressure of a fractured skull on the brain. The first two chapters of the book are devoted to a description of the so-called children's clinic conducted by Mile. Kaufmant for Coué. The remaining three chapters are a more or

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