What does the word hypnotism mean?

Usage examples for hypnotism

  1. In obstinate cases the use of the shower- bath and cold douching, the administration of chloroform, and even hypnotism may be tried. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. He had the usual hypnotism session with volunteers who were certain they could resist. – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  3. If he is, it must be by suggestion,- and that's what makes me doubtful, because it will be the first plainly established case of hypnotism by suggestion I've encountered. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh