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MAGNETO MEDICAL MACHINE (QUACKERY), 1900's

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MAGNETO MEDICAL MACHINE (QUACKERY), 1900's

Used for Electromagnetic Therapy, the Davis & Kidder Magneto-Electric machine is one of the more common quack devices.

Two rotating magnets that are in proximity cause the production of a current that can be transferred to the 'patient' through wires and metal handles. These machines were advertised to cure various nervous disorders and provided the user with a buzzing sensation that seemed to be effective.

Bruce Hammond Collection

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