Death by Suggestion: A Critical Note

@article{Barber1961DeathBS,
  title={Death by Suggestion: A Critical Note},
  author={T. Barber},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1961},
  volume={23},
  pages={153–155}
}
  • T. Barber
  • Published 1961
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • A CONSENSUS appears to exist among anthropologists and students of psychosomatic interrelationships that an extreme instance of the effectiveness of symbolic stimulation in altering physiological processes is seen in the phenomenon of "voodoo death." Ackerknecht, Honigmann, Montagu, and Murdock do not question that "people actually die when 'bewitched' in many nonliterate societies." Although Cannon and Richter have proposed physiological mechanisms to account for this phenomenon, which they… CONTINUE READING
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