Thomas Easton and Jeff Hecht
Promoters of the first Civil War-era medical electrical generators claimed
that applying an electric current to the body would fix whatever ailed you.
Although most health benefits have been dismissed as quackery, the
technology has a legitimate yet minor role in scientific research.
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