THE TREND OF MODERN PSYCHIATRY AND ITS RELATION TO GENERAL MEDICINE

JOHN PUNTON
1904 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
The method of treatment is on the principle which Dr. Mulhall of St. Louis described ten years or more ago. I remember seeing in his clinic a case of hysterical aphonia, treated by inserting a wet sponge electrode into the pharynx which frightened the patient so that he made an exclamation. The patient was then com¬ manded to speak on penalty of a repetition of the operation. This same patient would lose his voice occasionally, relapsing into the former condition, but the physician had no
more » ... e renewing the suggestion, going so far that he actually pro¬ duced the suggestion by telephone.
doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490480018001f fatcat:jxzg6tfmcra75dqbbyu5kpb4yu