John Elliotson

John Elliotson (* October 29, 1791 in Southwark (London); † July 29, 1868 in London) was a British doctor.
Elliotson became a professor at the University of London in 1831; under pressure from the journal The Lancet, which rejected his practice of animal magnetism, he resigned in 1838. From 1843 to 1856 he published the journal The Zoist,which was devoted exclusively to animal magnetism. In 1849, he founded a “hospital” dedicated to the controversial practice.
Elliotson was a member of the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians.


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