A method or system of alleviating or curing certain forms of disease, particularly diseases of the nervous system or such as are traceable to nervous disorders, by suggestion, persuasion, encouragement, the inspiration of hope or confi- dence, the discouragement of morbid memories, associations, or beliefs, and other sim- ilar means addressed to the mental state of the patient, without (or sometimes in con- junction with) tbe administration of drugs or other physical remedies.

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