These examples are joined to a claim that my chapters touching on suggestion lack references. It is difficult in the space of a letter to demonstrate the carelessness with the facts that this statement evinces. More than 20 references deal variously with the effects of placebos, data concerning suggestibility and suggestion, and the conclusions on suggestion of such authors as William James, Freud, Ernest Jones, Baudouin, T.X. Barber, Hilgard, and Ellenberger, as well as the results of physiological studies. The chapter on epidemic or communicable hysteria to which Dr. Gold refers is replete with references.