Punch,  58 (1870), 127.

Corporeal Enlightenment





Surgery, Light, Invention, Medical Treatment, Morality

    Discusses news that a Russian surgeon, Dr Milio, has invented a means of illuminating the interior of the body by electric light. Anticipates the moral and medical uses to which the instrument will be put, including the 'detection of ill feelings, and bad workings of the brain'. Believes that the diascope will reveal the 'black heart' of the criminal, the sham of the snob, and the deceit of the swindler.

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