A Modern Wizard
by Rodrigues Ottolengui
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1894
Number of pages: 310
Bacteriology and hypnotism are woven into this narrative, with the first part of the book centering upon the possible inoculation of one of the characters with the cultures of the microbe of diphtheria -- and the following chapters leading to the bacillus of insanity!
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