Franz Anton Mesmer
Standard Name: Mesmer, Franz Anton
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HM was advised to try mesmeric treatment, the experimental therapeutic practice of the re-alignment of spirits which had been promoted by Franz Anton Mesmer as early as 1778, and which was popular in Britain throughout...
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The medical practice of animal magnetism (something like hypnotism) was popularised by Franz Anton Mesmer , who arrived in Paris two months before this play opened, and was popularly connected with the sexual exploitation of...
Franz Anton Mesmer , inventor of animal magnetism, arrived in Paris to promote his theory.
6 November 1841
Charles MacKay 's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds described a mesmeric session in terms highly suggestive of the sexual stimulation of the predominantly female devotees. It was published in three volumes; the...
By this date, women healers were so popular among spiritualists that one consultation often cost as much as a guinea.