The transmision of electricity through live and dead bodies, 1748.
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Engraving by J Flipart, titled; 'Experience sur la transmision de l'electricite a travers des corps vivants et inertes', showing an experiment involving the transmision of electricity through live and dead bodies. Taken from the 'Experiments and Observations of Watson' (1748). Sir William Watson (1715-1787), English scientist, was one of the earliest experimenters on electricity, and was the first to investigate the pasage of electricity through a rarefied gas.