Professor Alexander Erskine - A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Mrs Macdonald, paralysed for nine years is cured
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A Hypnotist’s Case Book – Professor Alexander Erskine
In January 1917, the Kelso Chronicle reported a very different case which they investigated. Their report runs:
His most recent case, brought to a triumphant conclusion despite the prognosis of several specialists in Edinburgh and London, is that-of Mrs. Norman Macdonald, wife of Mr. Norman Macdonald, a shoemaker by trade, who belongs to Edinburgh, but who for the last two years has resided at Abbey Court, Kelso.
Mrs. Macdonald has suffered from paralysis for nine years. Under hypnosis Mr. Alex. Erskine instantaneously eliminated the paralysis, i.e., established what is known as co-ordination of the nerves and muscles. After eight treatments she was enabled to use her feet and attempt to walk.
"Unfortunately," said Mr. Erskine, "in her nine years of enforced idleness she had forgotten how to walk ! She tottered about like a little child, and had to be taught all over again."
Mrs. Macdonald returned to Kelso, and about a fortnight ago was so far recovered that she had been for a walk of half a mile with the aid of her husband's arm.
The gratitude of Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald is great, more especially as the former had misgivings about the value of hypnosis as a medium of cure for a complaint hitherto considered as incurable.