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March 20, 1909

A Handbook of Suggestive Therapeutics, Applied Hypnotism, Psychic SCIENCE.

JAMA. 1909;LII(12):985-986. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540380051024

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According to the author's preface, "this book is not intended principally or even mainly [sic] for neurologists and psychotherapeutists, to whom the constant repetition of what to them are well-known facts must inevitably prove wearisome. It is intended rather to instill into the vast mass of the profession, to whom this entire field is as yet terra incognita, those basic principles of physiologic psychology on which the scientific therapeutic application of suggestion in all its forms necessarily depends." Judged from this standpoint the book contains a great deal of useful and practical matter, and the fact that a large edition was exhausted and a second edition called for within nine months seems to indicate that it fills a want.

Dr. Munro writes from practical experience in hypnotic work. The discursiveness of his style, which would probably be a defect in a more pretentiously scientific text-book, may be a virtue in

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