Hypnosurgery

Hypnosurgery

Streaming Video - 2007
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The use of hypnosis in medicine has a long history. In the early days of anesthesia, surgeons often used the trance-inducing technique as a fail-safe measure-and today the concept is being revisited. This program presents a scientific investigation into the idea that hypnosis can reduce or even replace the use of anesthesia. Exploring the merits of making the procedure available to more patients-especially those too weak for, or unsuited to, conventional pain mitigation-the program includes both contemporary and archival examples of the effectiveness of surgical hypnosis. Footage shot during a hernia operation performed under hypnosis only-with no anesthetic at all-highlights the medical realities involved.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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