SYMHC Classics: He Was Killed by Mesmerism


A practitioner of mesmerism using animal magnetism. (Via Wellcome Images/Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License) Via Wellcome Images/Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

We're revisiting a 2010 Halloween episode from Sarah and Katie. Today, Franz Mesmer is hailed as the father of hypnosis. His original pursuit was called mesmerism, but what exactly was it? How did it (supposedly) work?

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/he-was-killed-by-mesmerism.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics