An account of the late improvements in galvanism with a series of curious and interesting experiments performed before the commissioners of the French National Institute, and repeated lately in the anatomical theatres of London by John Aldini, to which is added, an appendix containing the author’s experiments on the body of a malefactor executed at Newgate &c. &c., illustrated with engravings; 1803; Cuthell and Martin, J. Murray, London.
Giovanni Aldini (April 10, 1762 – January 17, 1834), an Italian physicist, became professor of physics at Bologna in 1798. His work was chiefly concerned with galvanism and its medical applications, with the construction and illumination of lighthouses, and with experiments for preserving human life and material objects from destruction by fire. He engaged in public demonstrations of galvanism, such as on the executed criminal George Forster at Newgate in London.
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