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January 15, 1898

"A New Method of Inviting Sleep."

JAMA. 1898;XXX(3):161. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440550049015

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Northampton, Mass., Jan. 3, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I hope a large number of the readers of the Journal will refer to the September 25 issue and examine the article on "A New Method of Inviting Sleep" and express their opinion of the principle therein contained.Thinking obstructs sleep. Draw away from the centers of thought power to carry on muscular effort as there described, an equilibrium is established and the normal conditions of sleep exist.It is not necessary to put in practice this method in order to pass judgment upon its claim as a scientific principle.Will the many medical men interested in reducing our practical work to the normal basis give us through the Journal an estimate of this method?I should personally be greatly pleased to receive through the mails any opinion at variance or in consonance with my own.

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