This item (c.1854) can be found in Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Boston.
Wooden box containing a magneto used to produce an electric current believed to cure a long list of ailments and diseases. The patient grasped two electrodes connected by wires to the machine, while the operator turned the crank to produce the shocking current.
Photo by Luca Ambrosio (August 2016), main text by Laura Ferro and Filippo Cucinella (January 2017)
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