Morus, Iwan Rhys, 1964-

Shocking bodies : life, death & electricity in Victorian England / Iwan Rhys Morus. - Stroud : History Press, c2011. - 220 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Although electricity was known about by the ancient Egyptians, it was not until the Victorian era that its potential really began to be realised. Luigi Galvani's discovery of bioelectricity opened up a whole new world of possibilities, in which it could cure sickness, restore sexual potency and even raise the dead.

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Electrotherapeutics--History--England--London--19th century.
Electricity--Social aspects--History--England--London--19th century.
Electricity--History--19th century.
Electrification--History--England--London--19th century.
Electrophysiological Phenomena--physiology--England.
History, 19th Century--England.

RM871 / .M87 2011

2011 I-317 QT 11 FE5