This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 11th Jul 2019
Best-selling author Wendy Moore will talk about the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound. John Elliotson was a highly respected Victorian physician who introduced hypnotism to London in 1837. Elliotson’s demonstrations on patients at University College Hospital drew hundreds of awed spectators and launched a mesmerism mania which swept the country.
Yet the questions raised by these spectacles – and especially about the two Okey sisters who were his prime subjects – would ruin his career.
The talk costs £5/3concs & is in the upstairs room of the Old King's Head at 8pm sharp.
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Reserve tickets by sending an email to email@example.com 2019-07-11 Europe/London The Mesmerist: How Hypnotism Came to London Author Wendy Moore will talk about the society doctor who held Victorian London spellbound. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/07/11/the-mesmerist-how-hypnotism-came-to-london-205171 The Old King's Head,47-49 Borough High Street,London,
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