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Ban on stage hypnotism is not needed, says report

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1322

Stage hypnotism presents no serious risk to the public and should not be banned, according to a report commissioned by the Home Office. But the report, which reviewed medical evidence and available research reports, recommends tighter licensing arrangements for such performances.

The reviewers considered 25 reported cases of harm related to performances of stage hypnotism over 25 …

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