Portrait of English physician John Elliotson.

John Elliotson

(1791 - 1868)

Educated at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge, John Elliotson was an English physician who championed the therapeutic value of hypnosis, founding a mesmeric hospital in 1849. He was also one of the first teachers in London to emphasize clinical lecturing and was one of the earliest of British physicians to urge use of the stethoscope. 

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