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Archives & Rare Books Posts
If you were in need of cathartic release in the 19th-century, you might reach for Ayer’s Pills — but relief is the last thing you’d be feeling.
The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the eighth year of the reading group ‘Medicine and literature: Using medical humanities to enrich our professional lives’. This free program is open to the faculty and staff of Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and the Goldfarb School of Nursing.
Also called mesmerism, animal magnetism reflected the zeitgeist of the era — a method of treatment that relied on harmony with nature and was dependent on unseen forces.