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-====== Pseudo-Psychometry ====== 
-The term "​psychometry"​ was coined by American scientist J. Rhodes Buchanan in 1842. (From the Greek //psyche// = spirit/mind and //metron// = measure, hence "​soul-measuring"​.) 
-As a mentalism plot, it was popularized by Theo Annemann in the June 1935 //​[[http://​​display/​12762/​Jinx+No+001+050/​49|Jinx]]//,​ No. 9, p. 36. However, there is a record of exactly that presentation used by an English medium, ​ J. Burns, as early as 1885. 
-Also note "Der Hellseher"​ in F. W. Conradi'​s //Der Moderne Kartenk├╝stler//,​ 1896, p. 80; repeated in A. Roterberg'​s //​[[http://​​display/​20169/​New+Era+Card+Tricks/​154|New Era Card Tricks]]//, 1897, p. 144, as "​X-Rays"​. These are the first published descriptions of a method. The marks were on the outside of the envelopes. Annemann'​s placement of them inside was more subtle.