Sir William Crookes

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Noun1.Sir William Crookes - English chemist and physicistSir William Crookes - English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
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Scientists could have taken inspiration from such intellectual and scientific geniuses like Nicola Tesla, Carl Jung, Sir William Crookes, Emanuel Swedenborg, etc., who dared to tread into forbidden or unknown fields despite warnings from their more conservative colleagues.
There follow review chapters of poltergeist research and early research with physical mediums, beginning with the British researcher Sir William Crookes, followed by two brief chapters on "controlled" studies with Eusapia Palladino and experiments with Rudi Schneider.