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September 5, 1959

Hypnosis in Modern Medicine

JAMA. 1959;171(1):126-127. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010190128029

The statement on the dust jacket of this edition reads, "Completely revised and set from new type." Except for the quality of the paper, a page-by-page comparison of the two editions discloses them to be identical, even with regard to the typographical errors (pages 30, 213, and 216). There has been no revision, and a revision was needed. For example, 9 of the 11 chapter bibliographies are alphabetically arranged for the reader's benefit. Two are in scrambled order and these two, as well as several others, have numerous items of questionable value or pertinence. Grantly Dick-Read's name is abused in the text, in two bibliographies, and even in the index, as is that of Anthony Owen-Flood. In the bibliography for his own chapter, the editor evidently considered 16 of his papers "in press" and two "to be published" sufficiently important references to be listed in the first edition, but not

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