Antique Medical Doctors Tool - Magneto-Electric Machine In Original Wooden Box. This is an original Magneto-Electric Machine which was used in Victorian times to treat nervous and various other diseases The parts all move and turn as they should Box measures: 25cm x 11.5cm x 12.5cm. In the 1800s, mild electric shocks were a popular treatment for a range of aches and pains, especially those associated with the nerves. Although little more than medical quackery, thousands of these machines were made. Electricity was produced using the large magnet and the strength of the electric shock was controlled by how fast the crank was turned.The ebony and brass handles were placed on the patients body to deliver the shock. To prevent the patient feeling too much pain, it was recommended that a wet sponge be placed between the handle and the body. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Antique Medical Doctors Quack Tool Magneto-Electric Machine In Wooden Box" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Medical". The seller is "ritafarm" and is located in pontyclun.
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