George Estabrooks

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George Hoben Estabrooks (December 16, 1895 – December 30, 1973) was a Canadian-American psychologist who would die in the County of Madison, New York which was the home county for Colgate University.

George Estabrooks was a Harvard University graduate, a Rhodes Scholar, chairman of the Department of Psychology at Colgate University and an authority on hypnosis during World War II. He used hypnosis to help spies have split personalities to not actually know they were spies in case of capture. He stated it was easy to create and easy to cure using hypnosis.

He joined the First Canadian Division in his teens and at the age of 19 became the youngest commissioned Officer. Later in life, he became a 32nd degree Knight Templar Mason and wrote various articles and books including these four publications: The Future of the Human Mind, Hypnotism, Spiritism, and Man - The Mechanical Misfit.[1]


  1. ^ Ross, Colin A., MD. The C.I.A. Doctors. (2006). Manitou Communications Inc., Texas, USA. pg. 44.
  • Hypnotism by George Estabrooks, 1943
  • "Hypnosis Comes of Age", George Estabrooks, Science Digest, April 1971
  • Obituary from American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Volume 16, 1974, Issue 3