Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Update: apparatus identification

Those whom I've already pestered for their best guesses on the nature and usage of the machine we picked up from the old NSI Library last week and those who have silently opined about it may be interested in what I have uncovered so far.

Franklin Gottschalk's 1908 text Practical electro-therapeutics includes an image of a similar device:

and a photograph of a practitioner applying electrodes similar in design to those which came with the Dow apparatus:

So, early research points to Faradic battery.

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