The Discovery of Hypnosis


The first complete edition of the writings of James Braid, the man who coined the term “hypnotism” and founded hypnotherapy. Also includes Braid’s “lost manuscript”, written just before his death, in which he reviews his life’s work for the French Academy of Sciences.

Excerpts from the writings of his most devoted follower, Dr. John Milne Bramwell, are also included, which describe Braid’s life and work. The current editor provides detailed prefatory essays and commentary for the modern reader.

Customer Reviews

This book is a valuable resource for teachers, students, and for those people interested in hypnosis. —Roel M.


  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1304205150
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1304205155