Franz Anton Mesmer


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Noun1.Franz Anton Mesmer - Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)Franz Anton Mesmer - Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
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The word 'mesmerism' comes from the name of an 18th-century German physician named Franz Anton Mesmer (1733-1815).
In the same spirit, real or supposed opponents of Enlightenment beliefs are depicted in a more positive light, as are Franz Anton Mesmer by Sloterdijk and by Alissa Walser in Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik (2010), the fictitious depth psychologist La Sceve in Michel Jouvet's Le Chateau des songes (1992), Hamann in Klaas Huizing's Das Ding an sich (1998), and Sade (if only to a limited extent) in Stephane Audeguy's Fils unique (2006) and Michael Schneider's Der Traum der Vernunft (2001).
Franz Anton Mesmer an 18th-century mathematician and physician wrote his doctoral thesis on the effects of gravitational fields on human health.
Franz Anton Mesmer quickly became famous for his miraculous cures of everything from deafness to paralysis.