Record

Reference numberAP/5/9
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished letter and paper, on medical electricity by John Birch
DateJanuary 1787
DescriptionBirch's paper describes the application of electricity and electric shocks to treat certain diseases. Birch describes his contributions to and the design of an electric machine, as well as his system of practice developed from years of experiments with electricity. Birch uses his machine to relieve acute pain, stop spasms, revive paralysed muscles, and remove 'obstructions'. Preceded by an introductory letter from Birch to Watson.

Subject: Medicine

Written at Essex Street [London].
Extent13p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7588Watson; Sir; William (1715 - 1787)1715 - 1787
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