- Squier, Harriet
- Date of entry: Nov-24-1998
A psychiatrist who is skilled at hypnotism is asked by an oncologist to hypnotize a difficult patient prior to a bone marrow biopsy. The psychiatrist is able to achieve excellent pain relief through hypnotism, much to her own surprise. She is exhausted by the mental energy she has expended in this experience, and is discredited by the oncologist, who doesn't really believe that hypnotism is anything special.
A Piece of My Mind: A Collection of Essays from the Journal of the American Medical Association
Bruce B. Dan & Roxanne K. Young