Professor Alexander Erskine - A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Curing addictions to drugs and drink - Case 1 Wivvles
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A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Professor Alexander Erskine
Early last year I had news of a case I had treated-and cured apparently-five years before. It was of a young man whom we will call Wivvles. His trouble was a bottle of whisky a day-often a bottle and a half.
He tried himself to give it up and failed. I saw him three or four times, and then, though I knew I had cured him, I lost sight of him.
Early last year a man and woman came to me unannounced.
"I want you to cure my wife of drink," said the man, pointing to the woman. "I've brought her from Buenos Aires for that purpose."
"But how on earth did you hear of me there? " I asked.
"You cured my secretary - well, he wasn't my secretary then; a man named Wivvles. He's never drunk since, and he advised me to bring her to you."
Wivvles, I should add, went to sleep only once to the best of my recollection. As for the wife, she didn't want to give up drink, and I was powerless.