Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France

By ROCKLIFF, Mara

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9780763663513
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2015  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 2–5—Benjamin Franklin could be described in so many different ways: inventor, printer, scientist, thinker, diplomat. From this book, the word skeptic should be added to this list. While in France raising funds for the American rebellion against the British, Franklin was enlisted by Louis XVI to investigate the claims made by a young Austrian doctor who had much of Europe enthralled with his ability to remedy a wide variety of illnesses simply by waving an iron wand around their person. Calling it "animal magnetism," Franz Mesmer was ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2015

In 1778 Franz Anton Mesmer, fleeing scandal, brought his technique of "animal magnetism" to Paris. Using magnets and a "glass armonica," his procedure convinced many that they were cured of their ailments. King Louis XVI commissioned the French Academy of Sciences to investigate, and they appointed a commission that included Benjamin Franklin and Antoine Lavoisier, among others. The commission debunked Mesmer's procedure (as practiced by his assistant D'Eslon), through their invention of t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In 1778 Paris, Franz Anton Mesmer convinced many they were cured of ailments through "animal magnetism." Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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