Fischer, H(enri) Thèodore (1901-)

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Fischer, H(enri) Thèodore (1901-)

Dutch professor of anthropology who was also active in the field of parapsychology. Born April 6, 1901, at Poerwakarta, Dutch East Indies, Fischer was awarded a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology in 1929 and became professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Utrecht in 1936.

He was also director of the Volkenkundig Institut, Utrecht; president of the Dutch Society for Psychical Research (1945-56); and a charter member of the Parapsychological Association. He took a special interest in clairvoyance and the evidence for survival after death. In addition to his papers for various periodicals dealing with anthropology, Fischer published several books on anthropology and ethnology.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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