Mesmerism: The Discovery of Animal Magnetism: English Translation of Mesmer's historic Mémoire sur la découverte du Magnétisme An (Paperback)

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By Franz Anton Mesmer, V. R. Myers (Translator), G. F. Frankau (Introduction by)
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In 1779, Franz Anton Mesmer wrote an 88-page book, M moire sur la d couverte du magn tisme animal, to which he appended his famous 27 Propositions. While undertaking research, G.F. Frankau obtained, on loan from a private library, an original edition of Mesmer's M moire sur la d couverte de Magn tism Animal. Realising its medico-historical importance and tempted by a layman's vanity to undertake the translation himself, he eventually decided that the task could only be accomplished by an expert; He secured the services of Captain V. R. Myers of the Berlitz School of Languages. Myer's rendering of the eighteenth-century French is highly praiseworthy. The adjective "mesmeric", the substantive "mesmerism", and the verb to "mesmerise" have not changed their meanings since they first became current--posterity's unique tribute to a unique man.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781927077313
ISBN-10: 1927077311
Publisher: Soul Care Publishing
Publication Date: November 30th, 2016
Pages: 72
Language: English