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Mesmer and animal magnetism a chapter in the history of medicine by Frank A. Pattie

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Published by Edmonston Pub. in Hamilton, N.Y .
Written in English



  • Austria


  • Mesmer, Franz Anton, 1734-1815.,
  • Mesmer, Franz Anton, 1734-1815.,
  • Mesmerists -- Austria -- Vienna -- Biography.,
  • Mesmerism -- History.,
  • Animal magnetism -- History.,
  • History of Medicine, 18th Cent.,
  • Hypnosis -- biography.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementFrank A. Pattie.
LC ClassificationsRZ430 .P38 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 303 p. :
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1429836M
ISBN 100962239356
LC Control Number93041168

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  This book tells the story of the discovery of magnetic sleep and its relationship to psychotherapy. Adam Crabtree describes how in the s Franz Anton Mesmer developed a technique based on "animal magnetism," which he felt could cure a wide variety of ailments when the healer directed "magnetic fluid" through the body of the sufferer. Franz Anton Mesmer (; [1] German:; – March 5, ) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called animal magnetism, sometimes later referred to as theory attracted a wide following between . Animal magnetism, a presumed intangible or mysterious force that is said to influence human term was used by the German physician Franz Anton Mesmer to explain the hypnotic procedure that he used in the treatment of patients. (See hypnosis.)Mesmer believed that it was an occult force or invisible fluid emanating from his body and that, more generally, the force .   In this video we show you the science and practice behind animal Magnetism and Mesmerism. You will learn the physiology of magnetic touch, catalepsy and mesmeric polyvagal therapy, ways of using.

In Mesmer published a short book in French entitled Report on the Discovery of Animal Magnetism in which he described the 27 principles of animal magnetism. In essence he proposed that an invisible magnetic fluid filled the universe. Mesmer’s fluid linked everything – humans, the earth, and the heavenly bodies. Propositions Concerning Animal Magnetism, by Anton Mesmer, [1] [Sir Thomas Browne complained in the middle of the 17th century that "Quacksalvers and charlatans deceive the people." [ 2] Quacks are still among us, but sometime in the 18th century they changed their sales pitch. Anton Mesmer was among the most famous to offer a. The seeds of thought that gave rise to animal magnetism are found in Mesmer's thesis Dissertatio physico-medica de planetarum influxu, which he wrote for his doctorate in medicine at the University of Vienna. Although he chose the title “Physical-medical Dissertation on the Influence of the Planets,” Mesmer was not interested in the Author: Adam Crabtree. In the late eighteenth century, Franz Anton Mesmer (–) promulgated “animal magnetism” as a pervasive property of nature that could be .