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Mesmerism - The Franco-Louisiana Connection: A Guide: References

Société du Magnétisme de la Nouvelle-Orléans

References for the Exhibit

Gravitz MA, Gerton MI. The Societe du Magnetisme de la Nouvelle-Orleans: Its place in the early history of hypnosis in America. International Journal of Psychosomatics. 1986;33(4):11-4.


Tomlinson WK, Perret JJ. Mesmerism in New Orleans, 1845-1861. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1974 Dec;131(12):1402-4.
Reprinted: Tomlinson WK, Perret JJ. Mesmerism in New Orleans: 1845-1861. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 1975 Jul;18(1):1-5.

Selected Bibliography

Selected references on the history of hypnosis in regards to the Mesmer and the spread of mesmerism(hypnosis) or magnetism to the United States.  Professional societies developed between France, Louisiana and England during the 18th and 19th centuries.  The Societe du Magnetisme de la Nouvelle-Orleans was one of the most active of its day.  It was established in 1845 and met until the Civil War.

References

 

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