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Statuvolism, or artificial somnambulism, hitherto called mesmerism or animal magnetism: containing a brief historical survey of Mesmer's operations and the examination of the same by the French commissioners : the identity of these conditions with other states and mysteries : together with an account of several obstetrical cases delivered while in this state, the proper method of preparing subjects for surgical operations, their management during and after the same, and the latest and best method of curing disease, etc. in those persons who are in that condition