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Mesmer

[mez-mer; German mes-muh r] /ˈmɛz mər; German ˈmɛs mər/
noun
1.
Franz
[frants,, franz;; German frahnts] /frænts,, frænz;; German frɑnts/ (Show IPA),
or Friedrich Anton
[free-drik an-tn,, -ton;; German free-drikh ahn-tohn] /ˈfri drɪk ˈæn tn,, -tɒn;; German ˈfri drɪx ˈɑn toʊn/ (Show IPA),
1733–1815, Austrian physician.
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Mesmer in Medicine

Mesmer Mes·mer (měz'mər, měs'-), 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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