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Jurij Humar and his treatment of people with magnetism

The article presents the life and work of the priest Jurij Humar (1819–1890). The emphasis is on his treatment of people, because Humar was undoubtedly the best-known healer ever active in Slovenia. From 1853 until his death he treated people with magnetism. The article presents the treatment methods and healing aids he used, the geographical and social origin of his patients, and the attitude of his environment to Humar’s activities.