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July 29, 1911

The Human Atmosphere, or the Aura Made Visible by the Aid of Chemical Screens.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(5):411. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070415033

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The assertions made in this book are so startling that one is puzzled to know whether the author has indeed made one of the epoch-making discoveries oris the victim of hallucinations, such as may affect even the scientific mind. Briefly, the author asserts that the human body is surrounded by a double aura or atmosphere which is ordinarily invisible to the naked human eye, but which rarely manifests itself to such favored beings as clairvoyants, and which can be made visible to anyone by a certain apparatus for sale with the book. The apparatus consists of thin glass cells filled with colored liquids. The aura thus seen is described as extending several inches beyond the the body and as having generally a grayish-blue color. It is claimed to differ in appearance in different individuals, but there is said to be a general rcsemblance in that emanating from the members of

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