Mesmer

[ mez-mer; German mes-muhr ]
/ ˈmɛz mər; German ˈmɛs mər /

noun

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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Mesmer
[ mĕzmər, mĕs- ]
Franz 1734-1815

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