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November 12, 1892

HYPNOTISM IN ITS RELATIONS TO MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE.Read before the Medico-Legal Society of Chicago, October 1, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(20):580-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420200016001f

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I can hope to do little more than call your attention to the importance of the interesting subject which I have undertaken to discuss to-night. No one can realize better than I, how entirely inadequate my presentation of it must be, because of the limitations of time, and opportunity for preparation, in the midst of occupations which are continuously engrossing. If I can awaken an interest which shall result in a discussion between my learned brethren of the two faculties here present, I shall have accomplished quite as much as I dare expect.

That the subject is an interesting one, I think no one can truly deny. Within a little more than ten years an entirely new factor has been introduced into the problem of legal responsibility. A physical, or perhaps, more properly speaking, a psychological state, with which neither the laws, nor the lawmakers of any people have concerned

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