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Mesmer

[mez-mer; German mes-muhr]
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noun
  1. Franz [frants, franz; German frahnts] /frænts, frænz; German frɑnts/or Frie·drich An·ton [free-drik an-tn, -ton; German free-drikh ahn-tohn] /ˈfri drɪk ˈæn tn, -tɒn; German ˈfri drɪx ˈɑn toʊn/, 1733–1815, Austrian physician.
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Examples from the Web for mesmer

Historical Examples

  • This Doctor Mesmer deserves a few words from us, as his name was then in all mouths.

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • Mesmer only condensed this knowledge into a science, and gave it a name.

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • Mesmer was furious, and exhausted himself in complaints and menaces.

    The Queen's Necklace</p>

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • But the other doctors were of the bats eyes sort, and hunted Mesmer down.

  • Mesmer, hearing the police had their eye on him, went to Spa.


mesmer in Medicine

Mesmer

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  1. Austrian physician who sought to treat disease through animal magnetism, an early therapeutic application of hypnotism.
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