Electric chest and lung protector
Quacks and quackery
Electric machinery--Therapeutic use
Alternative medicine--Equipment and supplies
Used to prevent diseases of the chest and lung through a "Voltaic Galvanic Principle".
A pink cloth vest with 20 metal buttons on the front and another 20 buttons on the back side of the vest. Used to place over the back and chest area. One shoulder has a tie to adjust to the size of the patient. Reportedly, the protective electrical current was activated via the secretions of the body as one came into contact with the metal discs of the device.
Electric Appliance Co. (Burlington, Kan.)
McGuire Medical Instruments Collection
Health Sciences Library
State University of New York at Buffalo
Early 20th cent.
Michael Gordon (Firm)
Contact the History of Medicine Collection, http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/hsl/history/
Chest and lung protector
Cloth and copper
Electric Appliance Co. (Burlington, Kan.), “Electric chest and lung protector,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed March 23, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/16900.