The companion collection to our exhibition Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910. Travel back to a time when new frontiers of science were emerging. We took to the air, charted remote corners of the earth, and harnessed the power of steam and electricity. Writers explored the farther reaches of this new scientific landscape to craft novels, hoaxes, and satires that captured the imagination of readers.
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59. Animal Electricity
Galvani, an anatomist at Bologna, noticed the twitch of dissected frogs' legs when touched in certain ways by his scalpel. After much careful experimentation he...more