VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Burns Case Xxxiv

Mr. C. aged 51, scalded his leg ten days ago on the instep. H...

Spatula-protected Method

Safety-pins in children, point upward, when lodged high in t...

Pulmonary Insufficiency Pulmonary Regurgitation

If this rare condition occurs, it is probably congenital. A ...

Blood Purifying

Fever arising from bad state of the blood may be treated by ca...

Rotation Forceps

It is sometimes desired to make traction on an irregularly s...

Cooling In Heating

Often it is difficult to get a sufficient cooling effect by me...

Diet For Middle Age And The Aged

In advancing years when less exercise is, as a rule, taken, a ...

Soap M'clinton's

Those of our readers who have followed out in practice the sug...

Hands Clammy

Rub the hands and arms well twice a day with CAYENNE LOTION (s...

Exercise

Where this is advised medically, it is often taken in a manner...

Cancer

Swellings in the breast often arouse fear of cancer, but are g...

Nostradamus

MICHEL DE NOTREDAME, or NOSTRADAMUS, a celebrated French phys...

Physical Signs In Esophageal Foreign Body

There are no constant physical signs associated with uncompli...

Disorders Of Muscles And Bones

The Muscles and Bones Have Few Diseases. Considering how comp...

Temperature Of The Sick-room

The _temperature of the sick-room_ should not be much above 6...

Hives

See Rash. ...

Snake Bite

Suck the wound, and apply a drop or two of strong ammonia to t...

Alcohol

This, in various forms, as brandy, whiskey, rum, wine, cordial...

Essentials Of A Successful, Safe Fast

1. Fast in a bright airy room, with exceptionally good ventil...

Period Of Desquamation Or Peeling-off

About the sixth or seventh day, the epidermis, or cuticle of ...



Gassner






Source: Primitive Psycho-therapy And Quackery

JOHANN JOSEPH GASSNER, who was regarded as a thaumaturge by his
partisans, and as a charlatan by his opponents, was born at Bratz, a
village of the Austrian Tyrol, August 20, 1727. He was educated at
Innsbruck and Prague, became a priest, and settled at Coire, the capital
of the Swiss canton of Grisons. Here he remained for some fifteen years,
ministering acceptably to his parishioners. It appears that he then
became impressed with the scriptural accounts of the healing of
demoniacs, and devoted himself to the study of the works of famous
magicians.

Gradually he acquired a reputation as a healer by means of the methods
of laying on of hands, conjuration and prayer. Many of the Tyrolese
peasantry flocked to him, as did their Irish brethren to Greatrakes.
Gassner treated them all without recompense. He believed that the
efficiency of his methods was dependent upon the degree of faith of his
patients. Some cases he affected to benefit by drugs, others by touch,
and still others by exorcism. He was a pioneer in the employment of
suggestion, while summoning to his aid the forces of religious faith,
prayer and material remedies.

The Bishop of Constance sent for Gassner, and after a careful
examination of his methods and beliefs, became convinced of the purity
of his character, and of his good faith. The bishop therefore permitted
him to continue his practice at Coire and its neighborhood.

Gassner's reputation as a thaumaturge spread throughout Germany and
adjacent countries, and he numbered among his patrons many persons of
influence. In 1774, upon invitation of the Bishop of Ratisbon, he
removed to Ellwangen, in Wuertemberg, where he is said to have cured many
by the mere word of command, Cesset. He died at Bondorf, in the
Diocese of Ratisbon, in the year 1779.

The celebrated Dutch physician, Antoine de Haen, who was a contemporary
of Gassner, described the latter as a man of jovial temperament, and a
sworn foe to melancholy. He did not take advantage of the popular
credulity for his own pecuniary gain, and was therefore morally far
above the plane of an ordinary charlatan.






Previous: Lilly



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 758