Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology

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Pickle Partners Publishing, Nov 11, 2016 - Psychology - 667 pages
Originally published in 1963, this definitive textbook, written by pioneering Professor William S. Kroger’s, defined and shaped the field of hypnosis for over 20 years after its publication, and remains an authoritative text in its field to this day.

Together with his seminars presented in association with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Professor Kroger’s textbook changed the perception of hypnosis from being a novelty to a legitimate and respected medical option, and solidified his reputation as a leader in the field.
 

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Contents

NEUROPHYSIOLOGIC MECHANISMS IN MEDIATION OF EMOTIONS AT NONHYPNOTIC AND HYPNOTIC LEVELS 184
RELATION TO BELIEF AND CONVICTION 196
RELATIONSHIP OF SEMANTICS COMMUNICATION AND PERCEPTION TO HYPNOSIS 203
LEARNING THEORY HYPNOSIS BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND IMAGERY CONDITIONING 212
HYPNOSIS IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 239
HYPNOSIS IN SURGERY AND ANESTHESIOLOGY 267
PAIN ACUPUNCTURE AND HYPNOSIS 280
HYPNOSIS IN OBSTETRICS 286

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE SUSCEPTIBILITY
STATE 71
CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
HYPNOSIS 88
PERMISSIVE OR INDIRECT TECHNICS 96
DEEPENING TECHNICS 107
AUTOHYPNOSIS 112
AUTOGENIC TRAINING 121
GROUP HYPNOSIS 124
ANTISOCIAL ASPECTS OF HYPNOSIS 129
DANGERS FROM HYPNOSIS 134
PRECAUTIONS IN THE USE OF HYPNOSIS 138
PRECAUTIONS IN DEHYPNOTIZATION 141
MEDICAL TRAINING LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HYPNOSIS 144
COMPARATIVE EVALUATION WITH HYPNOSIS 155
MAGIC SPIRITUALISTIC FAITHHEALING AND HYPNOSIS 165
THE DYNAMICS OF FAITH PLACEBO EFFECT AND HYPNOSIS 170
BIOFEEDBACK MEDITATION AND ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS 178
HYPNOSIS IN GYNECOLOGY 306
HYPNOSIS IN DERMATOLOGY 320
HYPNOTHERAPY IN PHYSICAL REHABILITATION OF NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS 327
HYPNOSIS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND RHINOLOGY 340
HYPNOSIS IN GENITOURINARY CONDITIONS 350
HYPNOSIS IN ONCOLOGY 356
HYPNOSIS IN PEDIATRICS 364
HYPNOSIS IN ORTHOPEDICS 385
HYPNOSIS IN THE REMOVAL OF HABIT PATTERNS
HYPNOSIS IN DENTISTRY 406
MISCELLANEOUS INDICATIONS FOR HYPNOSIS 424
PRACTICAL HINTS IN HYPNODIAGNOSIS 441
PRACTICAL HINTS IN HYPNOTHERAPY 448
SPECIALIZED HYPNOTIC TECHNICS 454
COMPARATIVE EVALUATION AND CRITICISMS OF HYPNOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS 482
FAILURES IN HYPNOTHERAPY 489
REQUEST FROM THE PUBLISHER 498

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William Saul Kroger (April 14, 1906 - December 4, 1995) was an American medical doctor who pioneered the use of hypnosis in medicine and was co-founder and founder of medical societies and academies dedicated to furthering psychosomatic medicine and medical hypnosis.

Though he was trained as a gynecologist/obstetrician, his contributions to the medical field cut across disciplines and specialties in the medical field, including psychiatry, psychosomatic illness and treatment, endocrinology, neurobiology and bioengineering, as well as his own specialty of gynecology and obstetrics.

He is the author of the medical textbook Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (1963), considered to be a classic instructional aid in the use of hypnosis in medical settings, as well as co-authoring Psychosomatic Gynecology, Including Problems of Obstetrical Care (1951) and Hypnosis and Behavior Modification: Imagery Conditioning (1963), among others.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Kroger attended Northwestern University and received his pre-medical Bachelor’s degree in 1926. He then joined a psychoanalytic study club, which became the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and underwent his own analysis.

He received his medical training at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, obtaining his Doctor of Medicine in 1930. He pursued his interest in psychotherapy by taking coursework and pursued an expertise in analytic concepts under the direction of Sigmund Freud’s student and founder of psychosomatic medicine, Franz Alexander.

He died in 1995 aged 89.

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