Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which communicates magnetism.
- n. One who magnetizes or mesmerizes. Also spelled magnetiser.
- n. Specifically, one who assumes to cure disease by means of so-called magnetic passes, magnetized water, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, imparts magnetism.
- magnetize + -er (Wiktionary)
“But if disappointed on this occasion, Balzac was more successful at another time, when with M.dame de Girardin he visited the "magnetizer," M. Dupotet, rue du Bac.”
“_ -- This is, that the subject is in some manner enabled to see the thoughts of his "magnetizer" or hypnotist.”
“Well, this worthy old Bouvard it was who proposed to prove to me that nerve-force put in motion by the magnetizer was, not indeed infinite, for man is under immutable laws, but a power acting like other powers of nature whose elemental essence escapes our observation.”
“Actions promised during sleep by a magnetized patient to the magnetizer have been scrupulously performed on waking.”
“Mr. Le Mer, the magnetizer who convinced Mr. Gallerne that his neighbor was a witch, lives in an old stone house a few miles from Saint-Connec.”
“The mayor of Saint-Connec tried to persuade the farmer to become a plaintiff in the case against the magnetizer, but he refused.”
““What would you say if you knew of a life-long incurable disease healed in a moment; if you saw that great magnetizer bring sweat in torrents from an herpetic patient, or make a paralyzed woman walk?””
“One of the most interesting accounts ever given is that of Dr. James R. Cocke, a hypnotist himself, who submitted to being operated upon by a professional magnetizer.”
“It will be remembered that a professional hypnotizer or magnetizer had hypnotized him by telling him to fix his mind on the number twenty-six and holding up his hand.”
“In 1841 the French magnetizer, La Fontaine, gave some public exhibitions in Manchester which attracted the attention of a physician by the name of James Braid.”
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