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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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