Boyd’s Battery for Rheumatic Complaints

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A galvanic device 3cm in diameter, consisting of a series of discs made from different metals and worn around the neck.

A small electrical current was known to be caused by the juxtaposition of different metals. The theory was that this would be effective in treating various rheumatic complaints. Marked 17th January 1878

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