The Case For And Against Psychical Belief - Carl Murchison
Back in December, 1925, Professor William McDougall, Mr. Harry Houdini, and I, while eating luncheon in the grill room of the Bancroft Hotel, Worcester, Massachusetts, began talking about spirit mediums, psychic phenomena, and other matters relating to psychical research. Professor McDougall and Mr. Houdini, though the best of friends, did not seem to be in entire agreement concerning certain matters that have become of wide social interest because of newspaper emphasis. Half jokingly and half in earnest, I suggested that they and other representatives thrash out the entire matter in a public symposium to be held at Clark University. The suggestion struck both of them with great force, and the three of us worked together in the lobby for more than two hours, planning the form of the symposium as well as we could at that early date. The President and Trustees of Clark University were favorable to the idea, and voted the use of certain funds left to Clark University some years ago for such purposes.
USED, Hardbound, 365 Pages Note: The cover of this book has been reinforced at the corners. It was withdrawn from the Nash Library and has several stamps indicating so. The former owner's name is stamped on the first page. (See photos)