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As a contribution to this subject, at least of new material if of no decisive evidence in support of any existing theory, I offer the conclusions which Malachi Foot, Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, N.Y., reached in 1807 relative to this matter. A short memoir of his which I recently met was published in the Medical Repository for that year, entitled “An Examination of Dr. Hugh Williamson's Memoir on Fascination, to which is subjoined a New Theory of that Phenomenon,” and is striking both in matter and conception.

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