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August 13, 1927

GENEVA

JAMA. 1927;89(7):536-537. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690070046022

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Abstract

Psychotherapy  A recent meeting of the Geneva Medical Society was devoted to the discussion of psychotherapy. Introducing the subject, Professor Claparede questioned whether or not psychotherapy is a scientific method and whether or not the general practitioner makes sufficient use of it.The part played by the physician does not stop with the treatment of bodily disorders. He must reconstruct the personality disturbed by neuroses, and Claparede has been led to study pedagogy because this branch of learning is to mental conditions what prophylaxis is to disease. Psychology should have a place in the medical curriculum.General psychotherapy was discussed by Dr. Redalie, who pointed out that psychotherapy was an ensemble of many elements. The reputation and appearance of a physician, and the influence of the consultation room are important factors in psychotherapy and should not be overlooked. Confidence and sympathy are essential to every patient. Hypodermic administration of drugs

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