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Pulse Stop or Pulse Control is the illusion of being able to stop your pulse at will.
Pulse Stopping is one of David Berglas' most famous effects.
- Max Maven has stated on the Genii Forum that the earliest publication of the description of the effect he had on hand is from a British book published prior to 1854 and regarding pulse stopping as part of a more elaborate demonstration of fakirism witnessed in Runjesting, India in 1838.
- A description in The Magical Record in a 1918 issue.
- Published by Will Goldston in his book Tricks of the Masters (1942).