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March 6, 1897

Telepathy and the Subliminal Self.

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An Account of Recent Investigations Regarding Hypnotism, Automatisms, Dreams, Fanaticisms and Related Phenomena. By R. Osgood-Mason, A.M., M.D. Pages 343. New York: Henry Holden Co., 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(10):476-477. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440100044016

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Dr. Màson takes very broad ground; we might even say advanced ground in this work, but that it is interesting to all persons interested in psychology goes without saying. Some of the stories told are as interesting as veritable ghost stories usually are, and some of them almost as intangible. He asserts, however, that the folllowing may be considered as established facts (p. 72). "The reality of the hypnotic condition, the increased and unusual power of the hypnotic condition and unusual power of suggestion over the hypnotized subject; (3) the usefulness of hypnotism as a therapeutic agent; (4) the perfect reality of natural as contrasted'with supernatural character of many wonderful phenomena, both physical and psychical, accepted in the hypnotic state. On these subjects" says the author, " much remains for future study. (1) [ill] exact nature of the influence which produced the hypnotic [ill]ondition is not known. (2) Neither is the

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