Holcombe, Wm H

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(1825-1893) US medical doctor and author, most of whose works are nonfiction expositions of homeopathy and the philosophy of Emanuel Swedenborg. His sf novel, A Mystery of New Orleans: Solved by New Methods (1890), perhaps influenced by his primary interests, describes the successful efforts of the mesmerist Dr Hypolite Meissonier to exercise long-distance Hypnotic control over his subjects. [JC]

William Henry Holcombe

born Lynchburg, Virginia: 25 May 1825

died New Orleans, Louisiana: 28 November 1893

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