Medicine

  • PRIETO electrotherapy cabinet

    Record number: 3384
    Date: First quarter of the 20th century
    Provenance: Barcelona
    Dimensions: 210 x 115 x 60 cm

    Medical apparatus for electrical applications. It was used to deliver Faraday and Galvanic currents, with the associated cauterisation. Employed for nervous disorders, paralysis, muscle wasting, etc.

    One of the most common applications of electricity was initially in the field of medicine, such as for example by means of electrotherapy treatments. Such treatments were very popular during the 19th century and were applied to a great many conditions.