Hypnotism: Dangers and Advantages in 1888 – PDT3K – French History

Can you be hypnotized to commit a crime? Is the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari a real danger? Hear about this and much more from Dr. Tourette – yes, the man who discovered Tourette’s Syndrome – as we read an article of his from 1888, entitled “The Wonders of Animal Magnetism.”

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Main Sources

Tourette, G. (1888, February). “The Wonders of Animal Magnetism.” The North American Review, 131-143.

Hamilton, A. M. (1893, July). “Mental Medicine: The Treatment of Disease by Suggestion.” Century Magazine, 430-435.

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