WGR: Got Me Hypnotized (12-6-2018)

With Good Reason

From the 1830’s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances in parlors, on stage, and in medical consulting rooms. Emily Ogden’s new book is “Credulity: A Cultural History of U.S. Mesmerism.”

Until recently, submariners lived 18 hour days instead of 24 hour days–and they were getting sick because of it. Turns out when we mess with our 24 hour clock, there are all kinds of bad side effects.

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