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- Mesmer, Franz or Friedrich Anton 1734-1815. Austrian physician who sought to treat disease through animal magnetism, an early therapeutic application of hypnotism.
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- n. Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
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