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Luigi Galvani

(1737—1798) Italian anatomist


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(1737–98)

Italian physiologist. In the late 1770s he observed that the muscles of a dead frog twitched when touched by two different metals. He concluded that the muscle was producing electricity, but this was later disproved. Galvani also invented galvanized iron and the galvanometer.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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