Bioelectricity and the Origins of Physiology

Brian S. Baigrie

In historical reconstructions, if the focus is on the place of electricity in the construction of modern physiology, Galvani will surely be granted a prominent position. If our emphasis is on the mechanization of physiology, it is clear that electricity became a central part of physiologists found a way to frame purely mechanical interpretations for the action of electricity within living things.

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