Myers, A(rthur) T(homas) (1851–1894)
Brother of F. W. H. Myers and a founding member of the
Society for Psychical Research (SPR), London, serving on the
society’s council from 1888 to 1894. He used his medical
knowledge to investigate cases of alleged paranormal healing
and also made a special study of hypnotism. He was largely responsible
for forming the Edmund Gurney Library of books
and pamphlets on hypnotism and related subjects. Myers also
participated in the experiments of the French neurologist
Pierre Janet in telepathic hypnotism, as well as some of the
SPR sittings with the American medium Leonora Piper. He
died in London, England, January 10, 1894.
Sources
Myers, Arthur Thomas. ‘‘Report on a Alleged Physical Phenomenon.’’
Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 3,
no. 9 (1885).
Myers, Arthur Thomas, and F. W. H. Myers. ‘‘Mind-Cure,
Faith-Cure, and the Miracles of Lourdes.’’ Proceedings of the Society
for Psychical Research 9, no. 24 (1893).