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The Science of Life and Death in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

- November 25, 2015 in Books, death, electricity, frankenstein, galvanism, giovanni aldini, Luigi Galvani, premature burial, Science & Medicine

Professor Sharon Ruston surveys the scientific background to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, considering contemporary investigations into resuscitation, galvanism, and the possibility of states between life and death.