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First admission (1846) of hypnotic testimony in court.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7741088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The record of an 1846 trial for murder in New York state was reviewed. This was the first case in which testimony based on hypnosis (mesmerism) was admitted without objection in an American court of law. The allegations against the defendant were not supported by the evidence offered, and a verdict of not guilty was rendered.
Authors:
M A Gravitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical hypnosis     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0002-9157     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Clin Hypn     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-07     Completed Date:  1995-06-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100626     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Hypn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-30     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Affiliation:
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20036-6511, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Criminal Law / history*
History, 19th Century
Homicide / history*
Humans
Hypnosis / history*
Male
Mental Recall*
New York

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