Ambroise-Auguste Liebeault: The Hypnological Legacy of a Secular Saint

Front Cover Publishing, Incorporated, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
This is the first English translation of the seminal work Le sommeil provoqui et les itats analogues, by Ambroise-Auguste Liibeault, the 19th Century founder of the famous School of Nancy. Among the great minds who came to Liibeault's modest clinic to learn his techniques and explore his concept of suggestion were Sigmund Freud, Albert von Schrenck-Notzing, Albert Willem van Renterghem, Auguste Henri Forel, Oscar Vogt, Otto Wetterstrand and Milne Bramwell. In specialized circles this book has long been a coveted item, and its publication in English fills a gap in the historical march of scientific publishing. This annotated translation makes Liibeault's ideas accessible to modern English-speaking readers by providing an epistemological, historical and political context. It also includes a biographical introduction on the humble country physician who was Professor Bernheim's mentor, painting a picture of an original mind and spirit while correcting common misconceptions.

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