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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The author goes into the question of the close association of the then Edgar Caswall with Mesmer in Paris.
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.
The word 'mesmerism' comes from the name of an 18th-century German physician named Franz Anton Mesmer (1733-1815).
However, the beginning of magnetism and scientific hypnosis in relation with Franz Antoine Mesmer extends to 1765.
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Indeed, within the brief three pages of its opening chapter, "Old Moodie," the reader is introduced to a narrator, Miles Coverdale, who is named for the historical author of the first English Bible (1535); Zenobia, the novel's tragic heroine, who recalls a Queen of Palmyra (present-day Syria) in the third century; and a mysterious figure named the Veiled Lady, who addresses contemporary infatuations with the pseudo-science of mesmerism, the brain-child of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Viennese doctor, Franz Mesmer.
Marcus & Millichap a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of 5715 Mesmer Avenue, a 13,326-square-foot office building located in Westside Los Angeles Playa Vista neighborhood.
However, in that meta-analysis Mesmer and Viswesvaran (10) also note that although retaliation is more likely in cases of external reporting, the correlation is not as strong as one might expect.
Slovenski, an attorney in the firm's corporate department, was most recently an attorney at Mesmer & Deleault, and was previously legal counsel at Irving Oil Corp.
Mesmer, who convinces Parisians that he can control strange forces.
Franz Anton Mesmer an 18th-century mathematician and physician wrote his doctoral thesis on the effects of gravitational fields on human health.
In the late 18th century, Franz Mesmer of mesmerism fame "cured" patients of all sorts of ailments with magnetized water.