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December 7, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(23):1006. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430490034016

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The New York Medical Record takes exception to an editorial in the Journal of Nov. 16 on " The Passing of Hypnotism." It says that to say that hypnotism has had its day is a curious statement to make considering the interest that German physicians are taking in the subject at the present time. Does Dr. Shrady refer all medical questions to the standards and practices of German physicians?

The " practical side " that has come to stay, understanding thereby the legitimate use of suggestion in therapeutics, was duly recognized in our editorial; the " sensational side," or the production of hysteroid disturbances of consciousness for therapeutic ends, or practically and essentially what is known both in and out of the medical profession as hypnotism, is, the editor of the Medical Record states, certainly dying out. In our editorial we did not go so far as that, but merely said its day had

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