Punch,  9 (1845), 258.

Light and Magnetism



News-Commentary, Drollery


Physics, Light, Magnetism, Mesmerism, Electricity

    Reports Michael Faraday's 'wonderful discovery' of the magnetisation of a ray of light. Believes that this is important because it allows the 'suspension of iron filings to the magnetised ray' and anticipates that the Royal Society will next be 'mesmerising a flash of lightning', thus rendering 'impossible' its 'injurious effects'.

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