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ALDINI, Giovanni

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  • 1989.1

An account of the late improvements in galvanism…

London: Cuthell & Martin, 1803.

Nephew of Galvani (see No. 593), Aldini developed and promoted animal electricity. His sensational experiments on the body of a criminal executed at Newgate, conducted with Carpue (No. 1989) were significant for the prehistory of the later development of cardiac electrostimulation. He also was among the first to treat melancholy (schizophrenia) with electricity, precursing modern shock therapy.

Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology › History of Electrophysiology, PSYCHIATRY