"Charcot has proved that pretty well"

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 Jean Martin Charcot (1825-93) was a French neurologist who experimented with using hypnotism to find causes of hysteria. His theories and experiments later influenced Freud. Charcot can be found on the list of distinguished visitors to the Lyceum in Stoker’s Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving.