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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


The 'Oxford English Dictionary' defines 'mesmerism' as such, "A therapeutic doctrine or system, first popularized by Mesmer, according to which a trained practitioner can induce a hypnotic state in a patient by the exercise of a force (called by Mesmer animal magnetism); the process or practice of inducing such a state; the state so induced, or the force supposed to operate in inducing it."

"mesmerism, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, September 2020,


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