The Rise and Fall of Mesmerism
The following passage is excerpted from “The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine” by Anne Harrington—a recent addition to my recommended reading list. The End of Medical Exorcism in Europe Appreciating the interweaving religious, philosophical and political stakes [in 18th century medicine] is important, because it can help us make sense of an episode … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Mesmerism