Mirror of Literature,  8 (1826), 281–83.

On Galvanism



Introduction; Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

La Beaume 1826


Electricty, Electrochemistry, Discovery, Accidents, Physiology, Chemistry, Genius, Medical Treatment

People mentioned:

Luigi Galvani , Alessandro G A A Volta , Erasmus Darwin , Anthony Carlisle , William Nicholson , William Cruickshank , William Henry , Humphry Davy , George Children

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society , Royal Institution

    The editor introduces Michael La Beaume's work with the observation: 'To the medical practitioner this treatise is highly important, and to our readers we strongly recommend an earnest perusal of it' (281). The extract begins with a lengthy account of the history of galvanism, giving pride of place to Humphry Davy as 'the first chemist of the age' (282). The author makes great and wide-ranging claims for the 'medical properties of galvanism' (283).

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