Mesmer

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Mes·mer

 (mĕz′mər, mĕs′-), Franz 1734-1815.
Austrian physician who developed the theory of animal magnetism and treated many patients until his theory was discredited (1784) by a French medical commission.

Mes•mer

(ˈmɛz mər, ˈmɛs-)

n.
Franz or Friedrich Anton, 1733–1815, Austrian physician.
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Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer, in 18th-century France, thought that a magnetic force emanated from the human hands which, when passed over the body of a sick person, could bring healing.
In what branch of medicine was Austrian physician Friedrich Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) a pioneer?
Lastly, the book's introduction concludes with an evocative quote by Friedrich Anton von Schonholz first published in 1844.