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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Franz Mesmer (known for his theories about animal magnetism), she begins to recover her sight--at the price of losing her talent for music.
We may call a bobby (Sir Robert Peel, 1788-1850, founded the Met) We shouldn't be mesmerised (Franz Mesmer, Austrian physician, 1734-1815, hypnotised his patients) or pander to the delinquents (Pandarus was a greasy fixer for lovers Troilus and Cressida in Chaucer's poem).