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For one thing, it did not seem possible to prove. FitzGerald said that any object that is moving gets shorter in the direction it is moving, and the greater the speed, the shorter it becomes. The only test of this statement would be to hold a measuring tool next to the moving object. But since the measuring tool would also be moving, it too would get shorter! Two years later, in 1895, Hendrik A. Lorentz (1853-1928), a Dutchman developed a theory of how to measure this change in length. 9999999999999.

The sun, too, is in movement. Therefore, it is really impossible to determine the true speed of the car, since there is nothing in the universe that is not moving. j When Einstein applied to the ether his idea thai all motion is relative, he realized that it is not pos«j sible to find the ether. If it were possible to find the ether, by ether wind or in some other way, thai 62 The Theory of Relativity would mean that the ether is fixed and unmoving. Since Einstein believed that all motion is relative, that meant that nothing in the universe could be fixed and unmoving.

Should he suggest exercise? Hot baths? Ice water baths? Since nothing seemed to help, everything was suggested. Freud tried them all, but to no effect. In the 1880's Doctor Josef Breuer, one of Freud's teachers, treated a neurotic patient in a completely new way—and was able to cure the neurosis. The patient was a German girl named Anna O. She 48 Discovery of the Unconscious could not move her right arm, and she could not remember how to speak German. She could speak only English. Doctor Breuer put Anna into a kind of sleep that allowed her to listen and talk and follow suggestions.

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