galvanism


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galvanism

[′gal·və‚niz·əm]
(biology)
The use of a galvanic current for medical or biological purposes.
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The comparisons made between electricity and sympathy (where sympathy was held to be internal rather than external to the body) could suggest galvanism particularly and Luigi Galvani's idea of animal electricity, for example.
12) His fame gave the world the word "volt" (for the measure of force of an electrical current), though of course this fame came not from his refutation of galvanism but for his invention of the battery, called a "voltaic pile" in his day (and in Shelley's novel).
Studious Ingrid finds herself drawn to her father's notebooks describing his disturbing experiments with galvanism and the reanimation of corpses.
Galvanism is the phenomenon most closely associated with the cause of sentient life.
Perhaps a corpse would be reanimated; galvanism had given token of such things: perhaps the component parts of a creature might be manufactured, brought together, and endued with vital warmth.
The first American example is an anonymous letter, "Letter from a Revived Mummy," in the New York Evening Mirror (1832), which Frost suggests is probably the inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe's spoof "Some Words with a Mummy" (1845), both of which use galvanism as their mode of resurrection.
The current generated during galvanism should be weak
A Few Words with a Mummy' satirizes Jacksonian democracy by fusing the popular historical discipline of Egyptology with the current science of galvanism.
When he failed to respond to remedies such as galvanism, Halford's assistance was quickly sought.
looking at her, one might assume that the swaying of this horrifying old woman was caused, not by her own will, but by the action of a hidden galvanism.
15) The true historian puts "flesh" on the bones of history rather than attempting to animate an articulated skeleton by a form of "moral galvanism.
With his neighbour Frederic Race Godfrey he experimented with new fashions like mesmerism and galvanism, (3) and he was an enthusiastic exhibitor at the Sandhurst and Melbourne Exhibitions in 1854.