An itinerant mesmerist.

  title={An itinerant mesmerist.},
  author={E M Todd},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  volume={40 Suppl 1},
  • E M Todd
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Anaesthesia and intensive care
  • Mesmerism had its roots in late 18th century France, but it was not until the 1830s in Britain that it was systematically applied to the problem of pain. The application of mesmerism in the clinical setting was extremely contentious and it was with some relief that doctors turned to the far more consistent results of chemical anaesthesia. However, though mesmerism were superseded by chemical anaesthetic agents in many areas of application, mesmerism continued to have a life during the second… CONTINUE READING

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