In the irreverent conclusion to our discussion on Galvanism, we cover two electrifying topics. In the first part, we offer a sampler plate of galvanism in the arts, from Victorian political cartoons to making fun of Criss Angel. Later, the conversation turns serious with discussion about electroshock therapy, biomedical ethics, and contemporary applications of galvanic processes.
Part I: Galvanism in the Arts
- Text of A Galvanized Corpse via Library of Congress. 1836.
- Duchenne de Boulogne’s Medical Photographs via History of Photography
- “Experiments in Galvanism: Frog with Implanted Webserver” by Garnet Hertz. 2003.
- “Criss Angel attempts to reanimate a human corpse (Exclusive Video)” by Lee Speigel. www.huffingtonpost.com. 29 October 2013.
Part II: Electricity in Modern Medicine
- “The Truth about Shock Therapy” by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz. Scientific American Mind. 1 May 2013. Vol. 25, Issue 3.
- “Why I got electroconvulsive therapy for my autistic son” by Amy S. F. Lutz. www.slate.com. 3 April 2014.
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS units) via Wikipedia
- Buzzy: Drug Free Pain Relief via buzzy4shots.com
- “Quack ‘Electrodiagnostic’ Devices” by Stephen Barrett. www.quackwatch.com. Revised 7 July 2012.
- Electroacupuncture according to Voll via Wikipedia
- Electrical muscle stimulation via Wikipedia
Part III: Other Theories and Thoughts
- Hallerian Physiology via Wikipedia
- Enlightenment and Pathology: Sensibility in the Literature and Medicine of Eighteenth-Century France by Anne C. Villa. JHU Press. 1998. p. 37
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