image Galvani, A_De viribus electricitatis_1792_TabII
Image number: RS.9196
Credit: © The Royal Society

Galvani's electrical experiments on frogs legs

Date

1792

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 205mm
width (print): 280mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > frog

Description

Galvani's experiments on the effect of electricity on dissected animals in the 1780s and 1790s.The effect was first noticed in frog’s legs. Illustration from De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentaries, by Luigi Aloisio Galvani (Modena, 1792).

Associated place

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