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Mesmer's tub at his consulting room in parish which opened soon after his treatise 'Memoire sur la decouverte de magnetism animal' in 1779. Tub was a vat of dilute sulphuric acid and patients at therapy sessions sat around it either holding hands, or holding one of the iron bars projecting from it. Illustration published Paris c1870.

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Mesmer's tub at his consulting room in parish which opened soon after his treatise 'Memoire sur la decouverte de magnetism animal' in 1779. Tub was a vat of dilute sulphuric acid and patients at therapy sessions sat around it either holding hands, or holding one of the iron bars projecting from it.  Illustration published Paris c1870.