from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That branch of biology which treats of the electrical phenomena of living organisms.
- n. That phase of mesmerism or animal magnetism, the phenomena of which are supposed to be produced by a form of electricity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Biology as concerned with electrical phenomena; that branch of science which treats of the electric currents developed in living organisms.
- n. That phase of mesmerism or animal magnetism in which the actions, feelings, etc., of a person in the mesmeric condition are controlled, or supposed to be controlled, by the will of the operator.
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Al – Sahr, magic or the black art proper, gramarye, egromancy, while Al — Simiyá is white magic, electro-biology, a kind of natural and deceptive magic, in which drugs and perfumes exercise an important action.
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The Sudden Curve: Chemical galvinism and electro-biology
Then it was no longer an accidental fascination of electro-biology.
Darling went to England and introduced electro-biology, but it was soon identified with Braidism, and in 1853 Durand de Gros, who wrote under the pseudonym of Philips, exhibited the phenomena of electro-biology in several countries, but aroused little attention.
The phenomena were known under the name of electro-biology.
I will give another example of this, which completes the chain of phenomena in the natural brain and the natural body I wish to bring under notice in explanation of the true as distinguished from the false, or falsely interpreted, phenomena of hypnotism, mesmerism and electro-biology.
It is so with the now familiar phenomena of mesmerism or electro-biology; the mind of the person operated on is affected through a material living agent.
He was far above trickery, and had the reputation of being the soundest living authority upon the strange pseudo-sciences of animal magnetism and electro-biology.
Call it magnetism, electro-biology, give it what name you will.