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Record 9170

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'you must see Esdaile's book. If there are any sane persons who still doubt "the truth of Mesmerism", that book must cure them, or show them incurable. But you ought to know that it is terribly surgical'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 3 Aug 1846
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria
specific address: The Knoll
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Esdaile
Title: Mesmerism in India and its Practical Application in Surgery and Medicine [probably]
Genre: Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9170  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood
  Place of Publication: Stanford
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 91, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9170, accessed: 02 February 2023

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