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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Apr 11, 1951 'Dianetic' Hubbard accused of plot to kidnap wife — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California) More: link
Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Dianetics, and two men yesterday were accused by his wife, Sara, of having conspired to kidnap her and to conceal their 13-month-old daughter, Alexis. The complaint was made in a writ filed by Mrs. Hubbard and signed by Superior Judge Mildred L. Lillie, ordering one of the men, Frank B. Dessler, to produce the child by next Monday. Mrs. Hubbard, 25, charged her husband and Dessler took Alexis from the Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation, 2600 South ...
Apr 11, 1951 Hiding of baby charged to Dianetics author // Wife says her husband conspired to conceal 13-month-old girl missing since Feb. 23 — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25, yesterday charged that her husband, L. Ron Hubbard, 40, inventor of "dianetics," a new brand of psychology, had conspired to hide her baby from her. In a nine-page petition for a writ of habeas corpus she stated she had not seen the child Alexis Valorie, 13 months old, since Feb. 23 when the child was taken from her nursery and she herself was "kidnaped" and taken to Yuma, Ariz. The document was set for hearing next ...
Apr 11, 1951 Wife accuses Dianetics Hubbard of kidnaping her — Hollywood Citizens News More: link
Hollywood Citizens News
L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the dianetics movement, was accused today in a court action of kidnaping his young wife by force and "imprisoning" their 13-month-old daughter. The charge was made in a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by Hubbard's wife, Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25, to regain possession of the child, Alexis Valorie. Superior Jude Mildred L. Lillie issued the writ. Sheriff's deputies were directed to serve it on Frank Dessler, identified as one of Hubbard s ...
Apr 1, 1951 Dianetics. L Ron Hubbard, 452 pages. Hermitage House, New York, 1950, $4.00 [review] — American Journal of Digestive Diseases More: link
American Journal of Digestive Diseases
DIANETICS. L. Ron Hubbard, 452 pages. Hermitage House, New York, 1950, $4.-00. Because a considerable mass of non-medical people have been puzzled by this book, and some of them seek the opinion of physicians with respect to its value, it might be an advantage if the physician could have it appraised without being forced to read it. This review, made for that purpose, takes the attitude that Hubbard has not produced any scientific proof to support his theories, and consequently "dianetics ...
Feb 15, 1951 Dianetics unit sued by state // Hubbard Foundation called medical school without license in complaint [exact date unknown] — Elizabeth Daily Journal More: link
Elizabeth Daily Journal
ELIZABETH — The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc., will go on trial in part one of Union County District Court February 19 to answer charges by the State Board of Medical Examiners that it operated a medical school without a license. L. Ron Hubbard, author of "Dianetics," a book that explains his "new science of the mind," set up headquarters of the foundation at 275 Morris avenue last July. At that time, Hubbard announced his organization would train "auditors" to administer ...
Dec 5, 1950 Dianetics: Science or Hoax? — Look
Aug 21, 1950 Books industry: Best seller — Newsweek More: link
The first book since Thomas Merton's "The Seven Storey Mountain" to show signs of becoming a runaway best seller is a 452-page work, published May 15 by Hermitage House, that projects a new science of mental health. Called "Dianetics," it is the work of L. (for Lafayette) Ron Hubbard, a 39-year-old civil engineer, radio and film writer, veteran of the armed services, and successful author of scientific fiction. According to Hubbard, memory is not a faculty of the mind alone, but ...
Aug 14, 1950 Letters // Dianetics: Believe it or not — TIME Magazine More: link
[...] Sir: We think, even though your description of the mechanics of Ron Hubbard's
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
TIME, July 24
] is fair and accurate enough, that as a whole your treatment is . . . unduly derisive. While it is probable that there are people who make a cult of dianetics, that fact is irrelevant. The only issue is whether or not it works toward making people more happy and more sane . . . Sane ...
Aug 14, 1950 The Dianetics craze — The New Republic More: link
The New Republic
It is not so much the content of this book which deserves analysis as its effect on the average reader's mind.
Dianetics has been steadily climbing on the best-seller list since its publication, and, next to the spectacular success of the Velikovsky book, its popularity is the most frightening proof of the confusion of the contemporary mind and its tendency to fall prey to pseudo-scientific concepts. The book opens with the statement: "The creation of dianetics is a milestone for Man ...
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