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Author Peña, Carolyn Thomas de la, author

Title The body electric : how strange machines built the modern American / Carolyn Thomas de la Peña
Published New York : New York University Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages) : illustrations
Series American history and culture
American history and culture (New York University Press)
Contents The machine-built body -- Measuring mechanical strength -- Exploring electric limits -- Powering the intimate body -- "Radiomania" limits the energy dream -- Conclusion: the end of an era?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Electrotherapeutics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Electrotherapeutics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Medical instruments and apparatus -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medical instruments and apparatus -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Quacks and quackery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Quacks and quackery -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Electric Stimulation Therapy -- history.
Exercise Therapy -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081471966X (electronic bk.)
0814785492 (electronic bk.)
9780814719664 (electronic bk.)
9780814785492 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)