Nook version of an 1890 vintage magazine article. Contains 22 Nook pages, with 8 illustrations.
Written by Professor Donato, an expert on Hypnotism - this article details the state o hypnotism, and the major players in 1890.
"In 1873, the time in which I in my turn was initiated in mesmerism by the Canon Mouls de Bordeaux, the question had for a long time been abandoned on account of the condemnation pronounced by the scientific societies and particularly by the Academy of Medicine of Paris, which in 1842 had solemnly declared that the whole thing was only a tissue of frauds and impostures. Hardly would a doctor admit the possibility of even inducing sleep.
This state of things is explained by the imperfections of the processes used in the work up to that time. They were slow, laborious and not efficacious, easily discouraging the efforts of the magnetizers and facilitating the incredulity of their adversaries.
In the same year I had the happiness of soon making a discovery which in a measure put me in the way of convincing the world not only of the reality of somnambulism, but also and above all of other phenomena much more astonishing."