Luigi Galvani

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Italian physiologist noted for his discovery that frogs' muscles contracted in an electric field (which led to the galvanic cell) (1737-1798)


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Giovanni Aldini, sobrinho de Luigi Galvani, tambem fisico italiano, praticou algumas pesquisas com a pilha voltaica na estimulacao cerebral de cadaveres.
du Fay, Benjamin Franklin, Luigi Galvani, Alessandro Volta, Georg Ohm, Michael Faraday, and others laid the groundwork for practical applications, the first large-scale one being the telegraph in the first half of the 19th century.
In experiments during the 1780s that inspired Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein, Luigi Galvani hooked up a long metal wire to recently deceased frogs during a lightning storm and watched as each strike caused the frogs' legs to twitch.
La formacion de estas colecciones se inicio en los albores del siglo XVI, con el teatro de la naturaleza de Ulisse Aldrovandi, y continua, entre otros, con los laboratorios impulsados por Luigi Galvani y las ceras anatomicas creadas por Anna Morandi y Giovanni Manzolini, que fueron pioneras en su tiempo.
In this fascinating and accessible account of the body electric, the early contributions of Benjamin Franklin, Luigi Galvani, Hogin & Huxley et al are examined as well as present-day research onf how ion channels and electricity are producing some of the most exciting advances in medicine, shedding new light on conditions ranging from diabetes and heart arrhythmias to cystic fibrosis and infertility.