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Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen über den Gebrauch des Magnets in der Arzneykunst. Mit zwo Kupfertafeln. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.
Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich. 1785 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Oktav. (4), 292 Seiten plus zwei Falttafeln im Anhang. Hardcover / Moderner, wunderbarer Kalbslederband (Halbleder) mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug und Titelschild. Lederverstaerkte Kanten. Diese sehr seltene Originalausgabe in der modernen Bindung wurde aufwendig neu gebunden. Das originale Exlibris des Vorbesitzers "Bernard Axelrod" und das Bookshop Exlibris des Antiquariats in dem der Band erworben wurde ("Occult Books" - Samuel Weiser - New York), sind wieder in dien vorderen Einbanddeckel integriert. Animal magnetism, also known as mesmerism, was the name given by the German doctor Franz Mesmer in the 18th century to what he believed to be an invisible natural force exerted by animals. He believed that the force could have physical effects, including healing. He tried persistently but without success to achieve scientific recognition of his theories. The theory attracted numerous followers in Europe and the United States and was popular into the 19th century. Practitioners were often known as magnetizers. For about 75 years from its beginnings in 1779 it was an important speciality in medicine, and continued to have some influence for about another 50 years. Hundreds of books were written on the subject between 1766 and 1925. Today it is almost entirely forgotten. Mesmerism is still practised as a form of alternative medicine in some countries, however magnetic practices are not recognized as part of medical science. (Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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