Sunday, January 15, 2012

Albert Moll

Albert Moll (1862–1939), an active promoter of hypnotism in Germany, went to Nancy and studied with Bernheim. Bernheim also had an influence on Sigmund Freud, who had visited Bernheim in 1889, and witnessed some of his experiments, though he was known as an antagonist of Jean-Martin Charcot (Freud was a student of Charcot).
Albert Moll was one of the most prominent medical authors in late Imperial and Weimar Germany. As an author he was covering such diverse areas as hypnosis, psychology, parapsychology and occultism, sexology and medical ethics. Moll also ran a successful private practice, specializing in nervous disorders and psychotherapy and was a prominent figure in medical circles in Berlin, with a strong involvement in professional politics. As a public figure he was well known as the author of popular books and articles in magazines and newspapers as well as for his role as expert witness in several sensational court cases.

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