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Title : Hypnosis in Medicine and Surgery
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ISBN : 9781148580418
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 292 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Hypnosis in Medicine and Surgery Reviews

  • Lisa Murphy
    2018-10-31 10:07

    Originally entitled "Mesmerism in India" and published in 1850, this is a book by Jamie Esdaile MD, the controversial surgeon who amputated, debrided, and excised, using only hypnosis for anesthesia. The book gives a fascinating look at how his hypnotic inductions were done, a description of the tremendous range of surgical and medical issues he used hypnosis for, and a peek into the horrors of 19 century English mentality in colonial India. He also puts forth some wild (and in retrospect, funny) theories about how hypnosis works.I was hoping for more technical information about the surgeries (being a doc myself), and was disappointed in that regard. I was also HORRIFIED by his ethics in experimenting and operating without consent. I can see how "mesmerism" got such a bad name -- no one watching what he did (and he was proud of showing off) would ever want to entrust themselves to a mesmerist's care. But I do recommend the book to anyone with an interest in the history of hypnosis, or with an interest in understanding how hypnosis has been used in the past to treat pain.