D'Arsonval cage for electrotherapeutic auto-conduction, Paris, France, 1890-1910

Made:
1890-1910 in Paris

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D'Arsonval cage for electrotherapeutic auto-conduction, octagonal wooden frame, by Richard Heller of Paris, 1890-1910, used by Dr J.-A. Riviere. Patient was insulated from all contact with current carrying wire, and since the wire was carrying high-frequency alternating current, the patient didn't feel a thing, except a slightly warm sensation. Also includes hand-held coil with light bulb socket for demonstration purposes; when the cage was electrified and the coil was held in the hands of the person inside, the bulb would light up.

Electrotherapeutic machine/solenoid or cage for auto conduction, octagonal wooden frame, by Richard Heller of Paris. The user is insulated from all contact with current carrying wire.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A182649
Materials:
fittings, iron, frame, oak
type:
electrotherapy equipment - component
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • electrocardiograph
credit:
Unknown source
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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