Secret report on mesmerism or animal magnetism

@article{Bailly2002SecretRO,
  title={Secret report on mesmerism or animal magnetism},
  author={Jean-Sylvain Bailly},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  year={2002},
  volume={50},
  pages={364 - 368}
}
  • Jean-Sylvain Bailly
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
The commissioners entrusted by the King with the examination of animal magnetism have drawn up a report to be presented to his Majesty which ought perhaps to be published. It seemed prudent to suppress an observation not adapted for general publication, but they did not conceal it from the King’s minister. This minister has charged them to draw up a note designed only for the eyes of the King. This important observation concerns morality. The commissioners have ascertained that the chief causes… 
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