Concept

Animal magnetism

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Images

  • A mesmerist using animal magnetism on a woman who responds with convulsions. Wood engraving, 1845.
  • A man hypnotising a woman using the animal magnetism method. Engraving, 1802, after D. Dodd.
  • A goat-headed man caresses a sleeping ewe-headed woman; representing the notion of animal magnetism and its application by physicians. Etching after M. Voltz (?), 1815.
  • Patients undergoing magnetic therapy. Etching by J. Barlow, 1790, after J. Collings.
  • A large gathering of patients and assistants to Mesmer's animal magnetism therapy, showing use of the special tub at his clinic. Wood engraving by H. Thiriat.
  • A mesmerist using animal magnetism on a seated female patient. Wood engraving, ca. 1845.
  • Lt. Col. Ashburnham performing animal magnetism on Lt. Col. Forbes. Pen and ink drawing, 183-.
  • A large gathering of patients and assistants to Mesmer's animal magnetism therapy, showing use of the special tub at his clinic. Wood engraving by H. Thiriat.
  • A mesmerist using animal magnetism on a seated female patient. Wood engraving, ca. 1845.
  • Patients undergoing magnetic therapy. Etching by J. Barlow, 1790, after J. Collings.

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