Punch,  26 (1854), 81.

Who'd have Thought it



News-Commentary, Drollery


Invention, Instruments, Psychology, Electricity

    Responds to news of the invention of an instrument for 'indicating persons' thoughts by the agency of nervous electricity'. Claims that the instrument has been used to tease out the thoughts of an Old Bailey barrister. Denies that the price of the instrument is worth 'anybody's thoughts' but thinks the instrument will be useful in probing the thoughts of those statesmen involved in the 'Turkish question'.

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