Davis Kidder's patent magneto electric machine for nervous disease

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.

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Photo by Luca Ambrosio (August 2016), main text by Laura Ferro and Filippo Cucinella (January 2017)

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- Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation official website , Boston 2016.


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