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To the Editor:—
In Dr. Erickson's letter in The Journal, Feb. 14, page 746, there are issues of fact and implication about the American Board of Medical Hypnosis which require correction and clarification. Dr. Erickson stated that this board was "organized by private individuals." The American Board of Medical Hypnosis is a division of the American Board of Clinical Hypnosis which has divisions also in psychology and dentistry and which is incorporated in the state of New York. The American Board of Medical Hypnosis is sponsored by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the representative scientific organization in this field since 1949. The board is affiliated with the Institute for Research in Hypnosis, also incorporated in the state of New York. Leading members of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis served individually as special consultants to the Council on Mental Health in connection with the 1958 Report on
Schneck JM. MEDICAL HYPNOSIS. JAMA. 1959;170(9):1109. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010090099026
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