Report of the commissioners charged by the king with the examination of animal magnetism

@article{Franklin2002ReportOT,
  title={Report of the commissioners charged by the king with the examination of animal magnetism},
  author={B. S. G. Franklin and Majault and Lekha Roy and Sallin and Jean-Sylvain Bailly and D'Arcet and De Bory and Joseph-Ignace Guillotin and Antoine Laurent . Lavoisier},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  year={2002},
  volume={50},
  pages={332 - 363}
}
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