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William McDougall, Student Of the Afterlife, Is Dead


Psychology suffered a stunning blow on November 28 with the death of William McDougall, professor of Psychology at Harvard from 1920 to 1927.

A man of wide interests, McDougall is chiefly famous for his search for evidence on the afterlife. While at Harvard he was a member of the scientific American committee that investigated the Boston medium, "Margery"; which, after nearly a year of investigation, gave the verdict that "Margery" had failed to produce any evidence of "supernormal phenomena."

Since then he became activity interested in Dr. Rhine's mental telepathy experiments at Duke and has encouraged all work in ESP, extra-sensory perception.

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