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Taking us through Mesmer's extraordinary life and the work of subsequent pioneers, including the ...
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Taking us through Mesmer's extraordinary life and the work of subsequent pioneers, including the somnambulists with their supposed paranormal powers, Forrest introduces us to a range of extraordinary characters. These include Charcot, Freud's mentor, and the famously eccentric Dr Elliotson, whose continued advocacy of mesmerism cost him his position as Physician to University College Hospital in 1838. Using many quotations from original sources and exploring the dramatic events of two hundred and fifty years of hypnosis, Hypnotism: A History is an enlightening study of an intriguing and controversial therapy.
|2||Mesmer in Paris||17|
|3||Year of Crisis||37|
|7||Vision Without Eyes||110|
|8||The Spread of Magnetism to Britain and the USA||125|
|9||Elliotson and the Okey Sisters||136|
|10||The Mesmeric Campaign||169|
|11||Braid and Hypnotism||193|
|12||Charcot at the Salpetriere||213|
|13||The Triumph of Suggestion||229|
|14||The Twentieth Century||254|
|Notes and references||278|