Charpignon, Louis Joseph Jules.
Charpignon was a strong supporter of animal magnetism as a genuine phenomenon. Accepting the reality of a magnetic fluid communicated from magnetizer to magnetized, he believed in many of the more extraordinary psychic phenomena attributed to magnetic somnambulists. In this book he describes experiments done to verify these phenomena and discusses the laws and conditions within which animal magnetism functions. Charpignon also deals with medical uses of animal magnetism as well as the effect of the mind on the body.
Physiologie, médecine et métaphysique du magnétisme. Orleans and Paris: Pesty (Orleans) and Germer Baillière (Paris), 1841, (4) + 366 pp.