WW1 K SCHALL CONTROL PANEL FOR ELECTROTHERAPY
This item was made by Siemans Bros at Woolwich, and is believed to be part of an Electric Shock Machine used during WW1. It would have been used in hospitals to treat the victims of “Shell Shock”.
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Thousands of men fell victim to this debilitating disease- which had previously gone unrecognised. Sufferers were often accused of malingering or cowardice, it is almost certain that over 300 British servicemen were executed during WW1 who were suffering from Shell Shock and not cowardice. Today the condition is known as “post-traumatic stress disorder”