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PF Bibliography #39:
The History of Mesmerism

Barrucand, D. (1967). Histoire de l'hypnose en France [A History of Hypnosis in France]. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

Bauer, E. (1984). Franz Anton Mesmer und die Geschichte des Mesmerismus [Franz Anton Mesmer and the history of mesmerism]. Zeitschrift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie, 26, 117-122.

Bauer, E. (1985). Mesmerismus, Spiritismus und die Anfänge der “Psychical Research” — Zur Rezeption des Mesmerismus in der parapsychologischen Forschung [Mesmerism, spiritism and the origins of “psychical research” — On the reception of mesmerism within parapsychological research]. In H. Schott (ed.)., Franz Anton Mesmer und die Geschichte des Mesmerismus (pp. 116-132). Stuttgart: Steiner.

Crabtree, A. (1993). From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Darnton, R. (1968). Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press.

Dingwall, E. J. (Ed.) (1967-1968). Abnormal Hypnotic Phenomena: A Survey of Nineteenth-Century Cases. New York: Barnes and Noble.

Ellenberger, H. F. (1965). Mesmer and Puysegur: From magnetism to hypnotism. Psychoanalytic Review, 52, 137-153.

Ernst, W. (2004). Colonial psychiatry, magic and religion. The case of mesmerism in British India. History of Psychiatry, 15, 57-71.

Fuller, R.C. (1992). Mesmerism and the American Cure of Souls. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Gallini, C. (1983). La Sonnambula Meravigliosa: Magnetismo e Ipnotismo nell'Ottocento Italiano [The Marvellous Sonambule: Magnetism and Hypnotism in the Italian 1800s]. Milano: Feltrinelli.

Gauld, A. (1988). Reflections on mesmeric analgesia. British Journal of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis, 5, 17-24.

Gauld, A. (1992). A History of Hypnotism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kaplan, F. (1974). “The mesmeric mania”: The early victorians and animal magnetism. Journal of the History of Ideas, 35, 691-702.

Laurence, J.-R. (1988). Hypnosis, Will, and Memory: A Psycho-Legal History. New York: Guilford Press.

Méheust, B. (1999). Somnambulisme et mediumnité (1784-1930): Vol. 1.: Le défi du magnétisme animal [Somnambulism and mediumship (1784-1930): Vol. 1: The challenge of animal magnetism]. Le Plessis-Robinson: Institut Synthélabo pour de Progrès de la Connaissance.

Montiel, L., & González de Pablo, A. (Eds.). (2003). En Ningún Lugar en Parte Alguna: Estudios sobre la Historia del Magnetismo Animal y del Hipnotismo [Nowhere in No Place: Studies of the History of Animal magnetism and Hypnotism]. Madrid: Frenia.

Parsinnen, T. M. (1977). Professional deviants and the history of medicine: Medical mesmerists in Victorian Britain. In R. Wallis (Ed.), On the Margins of Science: The Social Construction of Rejected Knowledge (Sociological Review Monograph 27). Keele: University of Keele.

Pattie, F.A. (1994). Mesmer and Animal Magnetism: A Chapter in the History of Medicine. Hamilton, NY: Edmonston.

Schott, H. (Ed.). (1985). Franz Anton Mesmer und die Geschichte des Mesmerismus [Franz Anton Mesmer and the History of Mesmerism]. Stuttgart: Steiner.

Schott, H. (2003). Der Wahn in psychiatriehistorischer Perspektive: Mit einer Bildbetrachtung zum Strahlenmotiv [Delusion in the history of psychiatry: Especially in regard to the imagery of beams]. Fundamenta Psychiatrica: Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie in Theorie und Praxis, 17, 77-88.

Tinterow, M. M. (Ed.). (1970). Foundations of Hypnosis: From Mesmer to Freud. Springfield, Il: Charles C Thomas.

Winter, A. (1998). Mesmerized: Powers of Mind in Victorian England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

For a review of on-line French books on mesmerism see:
Alvarado, C.S. (2003). French mesmerism and hypnosis. Psychological Hypnosis, 12(3), 5-8.

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