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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.

High Frequency Electric Currents in Medicine and Dentistry (1910)

- July 22, 2014 in electricity, electro-therapeutics, electrotherapy, Guillaume Duchenne, hysterical paroxysm, Luigi Galvani, Samuel Howard Monell

A selection of images from High Frequency Electric Currents in Medicine and Dentistry (1910) by champion of electro-therapeutics Samuel Howard Monell who claimed his high frequency currents of electricity could treat a variety of ailments, including acne, lesions, insomnia, abnormal blood pressure, depression, and hysteria.

High Frequency Electric Currents in Medicine and Dentistry (1910)

- July 22, 2014 in electricity, electro-therapeutics, electrotherapy, Guillaume Duchenne, hysterical paroxysm, Luigi Galvani, Samuel Howard Monell

A selection of images from High Frequency Electric Currents in Medicine and Dentistry (1910) by champion of electro-therapeutics Samuel Howard Monell who claimed his high frequency currents of electricity could treat a variety of ailments, including acne, lesions, insomnia, abnormal blood pressure, depression, and hysteria.