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Title
Electrotherapy equipment
Electrotherapy equipment. Front three quarter view
Electrotherapy equipment. Front three quarter view. Grey background
Work Type
Therapeutics
Date
1780-1810
Location
London
Material
boxwood
brass
glass
mahogany
Description
Electrotherapeutic machine invented by Nairne, 1780-1809, early 19th century; Consists of two leyden jars, two insulated applicators, rod and electroscope. The cylinders of this electrotherapy machine are turned against the leather cushion, creating an electrical charge which is then transmitted to a Leyden jar. This holds the charge, which can then be passed to a flexible conductor used to deliver an electric shock to the patient. Electrotherapy was used for a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. This type of equipment was invented by Edward Nairne (1749-1806), an optical and mathematical instrument maker and natural philosopher. Electrotherapy came into popular use in England in the second half of the 1700s.
Electrotherapeutic machine invented by Nairne, 1780-1809, early 19th century; Consists of two leyden jars, two insulated applicators, rod and electroscope.
Accession Number
ID Number
co136685
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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