Deleuze, Jean Philippe François(1753-1835)

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Deleuze, Jean Philippe François(1753-1835)

French naturalist and adept in animal magnetism or mesmerism. He was born at Sisteron, Lower Alps, in March 1753. He became an early advocate of magnetism, which he believed to be a function of the rapport between patient and magnetizer. He also came to believe in the ability of clairvoyants to diagnose disease.

Sources:

Deleuze, Jean P. F. Défense du Magnétisme. N.p., 1819.

. Histoire Critique du Magnétisme. N.p., 1813-19.

. Instruction Pratique sur le Magnétisme Animale. 1819. Translated as Practical Instruction in Animal Magnetism. New York: Samuel R. Wells, 1879.

. Mémoire sur la Faculté de Prevision. N.p., 1836.

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