Leningrad; Moskva: Gos. med. izd-vo, 1930. Item #1171
12.5x17.5 cm. Printed wrappers. Fine.
Scarce. First edition.
This is the first comprehensive Soviet study of the use of hypnotic suggestion in midwifery and gynecological practice. Printed in 1930, the publication is based on Professor Zdravomislov’s 5-year experience of conducting over 1,000 hypnotic sessions at Wideman maternity home and Sestroretsk resort under the supervision of Doctor V. Finne. In the edition, the author proposes an exception or limitation in the use of chloroforms, ethers and other drugs, and instead encourages the use of hypnotic suggestion, especially in gynecology: For every doctor, knowledge of psychotherapy is desirable, but for a gynecologist it is a must. After all, a significant number of women’s subjective suffering has a psychogenic basis. The publication consists of 4 sections: Operations (Abortions) under Hypnosis; Childbirth under Hypnosis; Hypnosis Treatment of Indomitable Vomiting of Pregnant Women; and the Use of Hypnosis in Clinical Practice. The book brings together a detailed description of more than 70 cases of successful application of hypnosis in the author’s personal practice of conducting abortions, taking childbirth, curing indomitable vomiting and such issues as nocturnal emission, erotophobia, excessive masturbation, constipation, low milk supply, etc. Each example features information on the patient (name; age), often profession, details of sexual life, pre-hypnosis state, procession of the sessions, and the outcome. The author highlights the critical factors for successful hypnotic process (the authority of the doctor, positive suggestion, suitable environment) and concludes that if they are observed, hypnotic suggestion can completely replace the use of anesthesia in gynecological practice.
V. Zdravomislov - a Soviet doctor, author of the works: Gipnoz i vnusheniye v akusherstve i ginekologii [i.e. Hypnosis and Suggestion in Midwifery and Gynecology] (1937); Voprosy psikhoterapii [i.e. Questions of psychotherapy] (1966); Nevrozy i somaticheskiye rasstroystva [i.e. Neuroses and somatic disorders] (1966), etc.
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