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|English term or phrase: Animal Magnetism|
|This is the name Franz Anton Mesmer gave to his pseudo-scientific 18th century theory about magnetic forces which work on animate objects. It is often referred to as Mesmerism. In French, the original language of his manuscript, the phenomenon is called "Magnétisme Animal". I wonder if the Dutch word for it is "dierlijk magnetisme". Who could help me?|
The terms "dierlijk magnetisme" and "mesmerisme" are both used. There are quite a lot of internet sites in Dutch which refer to Mesmer and the dierlijk magnetisme, see for instance:
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