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A history of hypnotism

Author: Alan Gauld
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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Franz Anton Mesmer arrived in Paris from Austria in February 1778 and established a medical practice which hailed him as one of the most remarkable men of his time. His skill lay in his theories and in his use of 'animal magnetism' to cure disease. Mesmer began a school of thought which spread across Europe and America, and enjoyed, at various stages, favour as a respected scientific and medical therapy, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franz Anton Mesmer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gauld
ISBN: 0521306752 9780521306751
OCLC Number: 25410398
Description: xvii, 738 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Mesmer in Paris. Pupils and the Society of Harmony. Progress and disputes 1784 to 1789. Mesmer's theory. Therapeutic practices. Cures. Character and influence of Mesmer --
pt. I. The successors of Mesmer. 1. The Royal Commissions and the pamphlet war. The reports of the Royal Commissions. The pamphlet war. Le colosse aux pieds d'argile. 2. Puysegur. Cases and theory. The Strasbourg Society. 3. Phenomena and speculations 1784 to 1789. Cures and case-histories. Phenomena of the magnetic state. Paranormal phenomena. The magnetizers of Lyon. Speculations. 4. Mesmerism in the German-speaking countries. Animal magnetism in Switzerland. Mesmerism in Germany. Science and animal magnetism in Germany. Wienholt's Heilkraft des thierischen Magnetismus. Animal magnetism in Berlin. Influence of Wolfart abroad. 5. Kluge. 6. The revival of magnetism in France. Puysegur. Deleuze. The Magnetic Society and the magnetic periodicals. 7. Mesmerism and the medical profession in France 1820-1840. The medical magnetists. The medical critics. The later commissions. 8. Mystical magnetism: Germany. Magnetism, romanticism and nature --
philosophy. Magnetism and mysticism. Ostensibly paranormal phenomena. Justinus Kerner and the seeress of Prevorst. Heinrich Werner and R.O. Critics of mystical magnetism. 9. Mystical magnetism: France. The travelling demonstrators. The spread of magnetism outside France. The paranormal in French magnetism. Magnetism and magic. 10. Mesmerism in the United States. The pioneers. The missionaries. The prophets. Mesmerism and Christian Science. 11. Mesmerism in Britain. John Elliotson: Early controversies 1837-8. Lafontaine and S.T. Hall. Mesmerism and phrenology: The Zoist. The literature of British mesmerism 1843-55. Mesmerism and the medical profession in Britain. The spread and decline of mesmerism. 12. Topics from The Zoist. 1. Mesmeric analgesia. 2. Phrenomesmerism and hemicerebral mesmerism. 3. "Reichenbach" phenomena and related matters. 4. Electrobiology and related matters. 5. Alleged instances of extrasensory perception. 13. Animal magnetism: Retrospect and reflections. The cures. The phenomena. The decline of mesmerism --
pt. II. The heyday of hypnotism. 14. Precursors of the hypnotic movement. The Abbe Faria. Alexandre Bertrand. James Braid and his followers. The United States: Sunderland, Fahnestock and J.K. Mitchell. 15. Hypnotism and scientific orthodoxy 1875-1885. Charles Richet. Germany: The Hansen phase. Charcot and his school: Hysteria. Charcot and his school: Hypnotism. 16. The Nancy school 1882-1892. Liebeault: The father of the school. Bernheim: The founder of the school. The war with the Salpetriere. Spread of the Nancy views. Disintegration of the schools. 17. Pierre Janet and his influence. Dual consciousness and double personality. Secondary streams of consciousness. Janet on hypnotism and suggestion. Influence of Janet. 18. Dipsychists and polypsychists: Dessoir, Gurney, Myers and James. The Society for Psychical Research: Edmund Gurney. The Society for Psychical Research: Myers and James. 19. Hypnotism and multiple personality in the United States: Sidis and Prince. Boris Sidis. Morton Prince. 20. Hypnotism and suggestion at the turn of the century. I. Preliminary considerations. Hypnotism in Europe. Definitions of suggestion. Suggestibility. Hypnosis and its stages. Techniques of hypnotizing. Hypnotic susceptibility. 21. The turn of the century. II. Hypnotic phenomena. Permanent characteristics of the hypnotic state. The suggested phenomena of hypnosis. 22. The turn of the century. III. Uses and applications of hypnotism. Medical uses of hypnotism and suggestion: General. Success of hypnotic treatment in different categories of ailment. The surgical uses of hypnotism. Educational uses of hypnotism. Hypnotism and crime. Suggestion and hypnotism in folk-psychology. 23. The turn of the century. IV. States ostensibly related to hypnosis. Spontaneously occurring states: Sleep. Spontaneously occurring abnormal or pathological states. States artificially induced by psychological, physiological or pharmacological means. Animal "hypnosis" 24. The turn of the century. V. Theories of hypnosis. Physiologically oriented theories: Vogt. Psychologically oriented theories: Bernheim. Psychopathologically oriented theories: Grasset. Concluding comments. 25. The decline of hypnotism. Reasons for the decline. A final scene. Epilogue: Barber and beyond. Hypnotism since the First World War. The Barber revolution. Barber: the post-revolutionary phase. The neodissociationists. The social psychological approach. The social psychological approach: Concluding comments. A way of looking at hypnotic phenomena --
References: Animal magnetism --
References: Hypnotism.
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