Hypnotism, or suggestion and psychotherapy: a study of the psychological, psycho-physiological and therapeutic aspects of hypnotism. Trans. from the 5th German ed

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Rebman, 1906 - Hypnosis, Medical - 370 pages
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Page 374 - LANE MEDICAL LIBRARY 300 PASTEUR DRIVE PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA 94304 Ignorance of Library's rules does not exempt violators from penalties.
Page 362 - This patient clearly recognized the difference between obedience, when one intentionally carries out another person's command, and suggestion, when the action executes itself without the experience of intention, even in defiance of it. Bleuler, describing his experiences when hypnotized, said, "I felt my biceps contracting against my will as soon as I attempted to move my arm by means of the extensor muscles; once, on making a stronger effort to carry out my intention, the contraction of the flexors...
Page 191 - Elle se manifeste principalement par des troubles primitifs et accessoirement par quelques troubles secondaires. Ce qui caractérise les troubles primitifs, c'est qu'il est possible de les reproduire par suggestion avec une exactitude rigoureuse chez certains sujets et de les ' faire disparaître sous l'influence exclusive de la persuasion.
Page 219 - Chlorosis (extremely favourable). Disturbances of menstruation (metrorrhagia and amenorrhoea). Loss of appetite and all nervous digestive disturbances. Constipation and diarrhoea (provided that the latter does not depend on catarrh or fermentation). Gastric and intestinal dyspepsia (including pseudodilatation). Psychical impotence, pollutions, onanism, perverted sexual appetite, and the like. Alcoholism and morphinism (only by the suggestion of total abstinence). Chronic muscular and arthritic rheumatism,...
Page 3 - Die Mneme als erhaltendes Prinzip im Wechsel des organischen Geschehens ' (Leipzig : Wilh. Engelmann, 1904). 1 — 2 of complicated changes in the susceptible substance of the living organism.
Page 364 - I was able to resist the carrying out of a posthypnotic suggestion. However, this cost me considerable trouble, and if I forgot for an instant during talking my resolve not to take any notice of the plate, which I was supposed to place somewhere else, I suddenly found myself fixing this object with my eyes. The thought of what I had been ordered to do worried me until I went to sleep, and when I was in bed I nearly got up again...
Page 45 - ... the somewhat obscure phenomenon of coloured hearing. For the benefit of those to whom the subject may be unfamiliar, I may explain that coloured hearing consists of the involuntary mental association of colours with sounds, or, to quote the scientific definition in Dr. Forel's work on hypnotism, "There is still one other sight, a mental vision — viz., the repercussion of these optical stimuli of the visual sphere in other associated areas of the cortex of the cerebrum. There are |>eople who...
Page 219 - ... to me to respond best to suggestion, although the indications have by no means been sufficiently tested, and much will certainly have to be added to it : Spontaneous somnambulism. Pains of all descriptions, especially headache, neuralgia, sciatica, toothache which does not depend on an abscess,etc. Sleeplessness. Functional paralyses and contractures. Organic paralyses and contractures (as palliative means). Chlorosis (extremely favourable). Disturbances of menstruation (metrorrhagia and amenorrhoea)....
Page 149 - The boys, on the other hand, had to stand in a row in front of the table and wait for what was about to take place.
Page 186 - Le sommeil n'est pas un etat purement negatif, passif, il n'est pas la consequence d'un simple arret de fonctionnement: il est un fonction positive, un acte de ordre reflexe, un instinct, qui a pour but cet arret de fonctionnement; ce n'est pas parce que nous sommes intoxiques, ou epuises, que nous dormons, mais nous dormons pour ne pas 1'etre.

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