Punch,  8 (1845), 167.

Punch on the Galvanic Ring



Essay, Drollery


Electrochemistry, Electricity, Medical Treatment, Homeopathy, Disease, Charlatanry

    Details reasons why 'persons afflicted with imaginary disease' should 'try a Galvanic ring'. Describes the ring, estimating its power at a 'decillionth part of a suspicion', and reassuring readers that the only parts to be galvanised are those lying between 'two opposite galvanic poles'. Stresses the power that an 'inappreciable force, ineffectually applied to the extremity of the body' can have as a cure.

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