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Luigi Galvani and “Electric” Romanticism

Describing the genesis of her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote: “perhaps a corpse would be re-animated; galvanism had given token of such things.” Luigi Galvani (1737-98) was a physician and anatomy professor at the University of Bologna. After noticing that … Continue reading

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