Franz Mesmer  

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Franz Anton Mesmer (born Friedrich Anton Mesmer May 23, 1734March 5, 1815) discovered what he called magn├ętisme animal (animal magnetism and others often called mesmerism. The evolution of Mesmer's ideas and practices led James Braid (1795-1860) to develop hypnosis in 1842, his name being the root of the English verb 'mesmerize'.



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