Progress of Animal Magnetism in New England: Being a Collection of Experiments, Reports and Certificates, from the Most Respectable Sources. Preceded by a Dissertation on the Proofs of Animal Magnetism (Google eBook)

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Weeks, Jordan & Company, 1837 - Americana - 312 pages
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Page 217 - If another user places a recall for this item, the borrower be notified of the need for an earlier return. Non-receipt of overdue notices does not exemf( the borrower from overdue fines. Harvard College Widener Library Cambridge, MA 02138 617-495-2413 Please handle with care.
Page 212 - Mesmerism, he was never ashamed to declare what he believed; he had little respect for authorities; when he saw facts like those he had observed in the cases manipulated on by Baron Dupotet, he must believe them. The whole profession might laugh, but he must believe that there was a peculiar power which gave rise to the phenomena which he had observed, and that it was not sufficiently known or appreciated...
Page 73 - The notification is impersonal, specifying neither the name nor address, but stating the age and sex of the patient and the nature of the disease.
Page 45 - ... Boston papers to the effect that "persons who feel an interest in [animal magnetism] . . . may call upon me at my lodgings . . . [and] will find me ready to give them as ample an instruction as they desire, without any other compensation than the pleasure of fulfilling a duty, that of spreading more widely a truth I have undertaken to make known in this country, as being equally interesting to science, and useful to health."7 Dr.
Page 186 - You are at liberty to use this letter in any way you see fit, and I am giving you some extra copies for that purpose.
Page 120 - ... of course the dirt rubbed off on the ladies. Dr. Poyen, in his Progress of Animal Magnetism in New England, attempted to forestall such charges against himself and his somnambulist by printing the following testimony: Pawtucket, Jan. 2, 1837 This will certify, that Miss Cynthia Ann Gleason has lived, these last fourteen months, in our family; that she has invariably behaved as a prudent, industrious, and faithful person, and that we have the fullest confidence in her moral character.
Page 23 - Paris) would be to suppose that men of the greatest merit, two learned bodies of the first respectability, and governments known for having surrounded themselves with the best physicians, must have, in various places, and at various periods of time, fallen the dupes of miserable jugglers, and propagated, favored, and executed labors merely chimerical.
Page 137 - ... something in it too tranquil for a sigh. It was like the breathing which we sometimes witness in a sleeping child, when its whole being lies melted into one delicious sense of deepest and sweetest repose. He [Poyen] now ceased magnetizing her by external operations. Her hands grew cold, her pulse quick and tremulous. No impression could now be made upon her senses; she was dumb and deaf, and dead to all except her magnetizer! The warm principle of Life, which gives sensation to every nerve, was...
Page 189 - In precisely that time there was a considerable movement of the eyelids. The sleep continued three minutes longer. " Soon after awaking, he observed the bowl containing the blood, in a chair by his side, and immediately placing his finger upon the cavity, asked, with the appearance of great surprise, if his tooth had been extracted. He declared that he was not until then aware that the operation had been performed. " The tooth was a large one, had two stout fangs, and came out unusually hard. It...
Page 45 - They will find me ready to give them as ample an instruction as they desire, without any other compensation than the pleasure of fulfilling a duty that of spreading more widely a truth I have undertaken to make known in this country, as being equally interesting to science, and useful to health. It is not enough for me to have lectured seven or eight times upon Animal Magnetism, I ought also to instruct how to practise it for the good of...

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