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Professor Alexander Erskine - A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Making a sailor sea sick

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A description of the experience

A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Professor Alexander Erskine

On [one] occasion, at Newcastle, some of the doctors brought me a special test case. It was a sailor. They sent him up after questions, and asked me to experiment on him.

"What would you like me to do?" I asked. "Give me something out of the usual."

"Make him seasick," suggested someone, that being indeed a novel idea in respect of a sailor.

So I put the man to sleep, and then suggested to him that he was on board and that a huge sea was running.  Obedient to my suggestion, the man swayed to and fro as though trying to balance himself and counter-act the heaving of the seas.

"Now then," I said, "tell me when you want him to be sick."

"Now," said someone.

Straightway the man was sick.

The source of the experience

Erskine, Professor Alexander

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Hypnotherapy

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