Mesmer

[mez-mer; German mes-muhr]
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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Mesmer

[mĕzmər, mĕs-]Franz 1734-1815
  1. Austrian physician who sought to treat disease through animal magnetism, an early therapeutic application of hypnotism.
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