Franz Anton Mesmer

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Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)

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Hypnosis got its start as a "miracle cure" in 1774, when physician Franz Mesmer found away, using ethereal music played on a glass harmonica, to induce a hypnotic trance in patients suffering from various unexplained medical problems.
Franz Mesmer transformed the power of mind over matter into clinical practice.
In 1766 Franz Mesmer, an Austrian physician, published a dissertation entitled "The Influences of the Planets on the Human Body.