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Shocking bodies : life, death & electricity in Victorian England / Iwan Rhys Morus.

By: Morus, Iwan Rhys, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Stroud : History Press, c2011Description: 220 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780752458007 (pbk.); 0752458000 (pbk.).Subject(s): Electrotherapeutics -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century | Electricity -- Social aspects -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century | Electricity -- History -- 19th century | Electrification -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century | Electrophysiology -- History | Parapsychology -- History | Electrophysiology -- history -- England | Electrophysiological Phenomena -- physiology -- England | History, 19th Century -- EnglandDDC classification: Summary: 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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615.4:93 RETHINKING Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820-1939 / 615.4:93 WARREN Old medical and dental instruments / 615.84:93 ELECTRIC Electric bodies : 615.84:93 MORUS Shocking bodies : 615.8:93 ADAMS Healing with water : 615.8:93 BIVINS Acupuncture, expertise, and cross-cultural medicine / 615.8:93 BROGAN The royal touch in early modern England :

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