Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1969, 14 May
Document title: Sickness
Document type: Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin
Book title: The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard writes that his early hospital research included Freudian analysis to assist medicinal treatment.
At a hospital where I studied, this was part of the things I observed.
Medicine sometimes will not work on a patient. It works on others but not on a particular one.
If that particular one is given mental attention even as mild as brief Freudian analysis, it will be found that medicine will now work on the person.
This formed one of the first application discoveries I made. From it I inferred that function monitors structure and proceeded to investigate mental actions and reactions in the field of illness. From this came Dianetics some years later.
Mental therapy prior to 1945 was so ineffective, consisting only of 19th Century psychoanalysis and Russian and East European psychiatry, that no one else seems to have observed, then or now, that “mental blocks” are able to obstruct medical treatment of a real physical nature. The proof is that when one even reduces the mental block slightly, medicines such as antibiotics or hormones will now be effective when they were previously ineffective on some patients.
Hubbard, L. R. (1969, 14 May). Sickness. (Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin). The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. VIII, pp. 407-408). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.