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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In the late 18th century, Franz Mesmer of mesmerism fame "cured" patients of all sorts of ailments with magnetized water.
Hypnosis has been used as a treatment intervention for many symptoms ever since the Austrian physician Franz Mesmer described the technique (using "magnetic influence") in the late 18th century ("Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy With Children.
Franz Mesmer (1734-1815) studied medicine at the University of Vienna, but after qualifying became the object of scorn and derision when he set off on his revolutionary path.