The Body Electric

In the early 1800s the growing sciences of chemistry and electricity offered provocative new tools to help solve an ancient problem: what is the nature of life? The recent experiments of Luigi Galvani hinted at electricity as a life force.

Cover of Aloysii Galvani De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius

Aloysii Galvani De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius

Galvani, Luigi
Ex Typographia Instituti Scientiarium
1791

59. Animal Electricity

Cover of An account of the late improvements in galvanism - with a series of curious and interesting experiments performed before the commissioners of the Fren

An account of the late improvements in galvanism

Aldini, Giovanni
Printed for Cuthell and Martin ... and J. Murray ... by Wilks and Taylor ...
1803
Cover of Elements of chemical philosophy

Elements of chemical philosophy

Davy, Humphry, Sir
Printed for J. Johnson and Co. ...
1812
Cover of Essai théorique et expérimental sur le galvanisme avec une série d'expériences faites en présence des Commissaires de l'Institut national de Fran

Essai théorique et expérimental sur le galvanisme

Aldini, Giovanni
De l'Imprimerie de Fournier fils
an 12, 1804
Cover of The modern philosopher, or, Terrible tractoration! - in four cantos, most respectfully addressed to the Royal College of Physicians, London

The modern philosopher, or, Terrible tractoration!

Fessenden, Thomas Green
From the Lorenzo Press of E. Bronson
1806
Cover of The temple of nature, or, The origin of society - a poem, with philosophical notes

The temple of nature, or, The origin of society

Darwin, Erasmus
Printed by John W. Butler, and Bonsal & Niles, for Bonsal & Niles, Samuel Butler, and M. and J. Conrad & Co.
1804