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 (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.


(ˈmɛz mər, ˈmɛs-)

Franz or Friedrich Anton, 1733–1815, Austrian physician.
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Having heard us to an end, the Count proceeded to relate a few anecdotes, which rendered it evident that prototypes of Gall and Spurzheim had flourished and faded in Egypt so long ago as to have been nearly forgotten, and that the manoeuvres of Mesmer were really very contemptible tricks when put in collation with the positive miracles of the Theban savans, who created lice and a great many other similar things.
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It was of works by Gustav Mesmer, a German born in 1903, who was obsessed by flying and the creation of flying machines.
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This office location, just five blocks away from its headquarters, will add to the public relations firm's panache," said Perry Mesmer, senior managing director.
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