Reference numberAP/5/9/1
TitleUnpublished manuscript, on medical electricity by John Birch
CreatorBirch; John (fl 1787)
DateJanuary 1787
DescriptionBirch 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'. He then gives details from specific cases in which his electric therapies cured or relieved symptoms of patients at St Thomas' Hospital [London].

Subject: Medicine

Written at Essex Street [London].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/5/9
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NA7588Watson; Sir; William (1715 - 1787)1715 - 1787
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