Mesmerism: The Discovery of Animal Magnetism: English Translation of Mesmer's Historic Mémoire Sur La Découverte Du Magnétisme An (Paperback)

Mesmerism: The Discovery of Animal Magnetism: English Translation of Mesmer's Historic Mémoire Sur La Découverte Du Magnétisme An By V. R. Myers (Translator), G. F. Frankau (Introduction by), Franz Anton Mesmer Cover Image
By V. R. Myers (Translator), G. F. Frankau (Introduction by), Franz Anton Mesmer
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In 1779, Franz Anton Mesmer wrote an 88-page book, M moire sur la d couverte du magn tisme animal, to which he appended his famous 27 Propositions. While undertaking research, G.F. Frankau obtained, on loan from a private library, an original edition of Mesmer's M moire sur la d couverte de Magn tism Animal. Realising its medico-historical importance and tempted by a layman's vanity to undertake the translation himself, he eventually decided that the task could only be accomplished by an expert; He secured the services of Captain V. R. Myers of the Berlitz School of Languages. Myer's rendering of the eighteenth-century French is highly praiseworthy. The adjective "mesmeric," the substantive "mesmerism," and the verb to "mesmerise" have not changed their meanings since they first became current-posterity's unique tribute to a unique man.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781523292363
ISBN-10: 1523292369
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 6th, 2016
Pages: 72
Language: English