Franz Anton Mesmer( Austrian physician)
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Biography Franz Anton Mesmer
(1734 - 1815) - Austrian doctor. Assuming, . that the planets affect people through the magnetic forces, . advanced the idea of 'animal magnetism' as a special natural force, . 'charged with' to-swarm of planets and radiating it to others, . man is able to influence the course of their physiological processes and behavior change,
. Developed on the basis of this theory, called 'mesmerism', promoted the formation of scientific understanding of hypnosis.