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dtbppteced the ^ re ^ Hy of thifb ^ iiowenon . In the raOrning tfee ^ bdy bttfi $ foe recovered bis speech , « id oa beiiig . asked if he , felt ¦ a » y peculiar' smxso « i >^ merely said , he : tb&Bgl * h ^ waslbewig ^ galvawsd , as Ue lelt the tip of hi& tofcgne affected , together , wUh sir runibUqgv in his iijsidc . His speech has ijontinuedvperfect ever
. ' In addition to the above statements it may be proper to say , some time previous to the coimnencemeat of < the experiment he was brought to my hotwe , butt having been somewhere electrified ^ the ; boy was
so much frightened r on seeiug a lange apparatus in the room , thai :, considering the agitation he then laboured under , I did not think it prudent to urge him further , and he departed without beiog galvanised . About two ; or three -. months
after he came again , attended by . a-medical assistant , with a-note from Mr . Eield , the respectable apothecary to the Hospital , as ^^ ring rne - that' the boy , was willing W sufemU to the cxperinient |^ aiHl tp Jke repeated . qccordH ^ g to my direction ; a » d , 3 fj jtruitr , he suffered rae to proceed
i n a j wiling man ner . I . began > wiffi a small gaivauk trough , plates in breadth ajiri -dep th ; on e ^ inch , w t th d % rted muriatic acid . Having placed- a pipce of ii > $ uiated piatrna on his tongue , . wiiidr , . holding , in his own hand , he could shift aqcorcrkig to instruction * whUe I applied jaQQ ^ iie ^ conductor to tttfft >*> fi * it p $ r * $ flfjnthj ^; , Wyp * ,
varying the direct !*** &epo $$ i $ g < : Qsi pei ^ . ceived the mmclm tm ^ TO ?^ e ^ H ^ pnt in motion , and tfoe ? vo ^ l n erved ag parrently e ^ cit < jd ; By Ute fw ^ rt fee ga * e after his recovery , a ; sen ^ a ^ ion : wanuth always continued ft > rn » WP ( e $ \ && ap he returned home l and therie cpnstaiUly occurred an increased flaw * Qf saliva during
the operation ,. . N . ** I am not aware that any further particulars are necessary * to be , stated , as every person conversant wHh the medical application of ; galvanism or elifctricilof must know the necessity of attendi ^ g > lo the present sensadohs , as a guide v ^ hieh
admits of variation according to the state or temperament of the sensory nerves at the time of application .,. I deeia 1 it only necessary to add , that my . yowug patieA | attended three days in the- week ^ ap d > it was on the . mbrnfng after ^ th © fifth tipie that I received a gi- ^^ fui / Jletter ^ £ roga » the
father , informing me i > f * h \ pL 3 Qn >> teivtwe restoration , of 4 speech j at r 11 ojclq < ikr i > n the preceding nigbt * haviug-t >« en . gftH ^ anised at 3 o ' clock ou the , sa ^^ jdafcy ^ heing the fifth time of attftudaiik ^ i ^ arl >^ a » much gmtiftefl a ; fev / thm * r # ^ fterwjth . a vi ^ it ? Imm nn& * oyfc ^ ttju ^^ iby ^ ia ^ hen the ppu Wn ^ rff iivingk nie ; \ v 3 t ^ a iCkar voice , the . whole f of > i thp LcircHUiatance . ^
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... - Hantey € k * p 4 l . Ar a late Ufeetliif of the Bristol Unf ^ tarian ^ TeU 6 ^«^ Fbnd , a second contribation W ten bounds Was voted una nimoVisiy * tovvartfs the erection of the new Chapel ai Hdnti £ , 4 n the PotteHes , Staflfof dstiire \ ' and "&& ' " Chairittan was requested to caminum ' oate the 4 a \ d resolution to the Monthly Repository , with the hope of excHiug others - to assist our Unitarian brethren in that populous district .
* t Dumbness vure * t by Galvanism . [ The following authentic case is so important , that in order to serve the interests of humanity , we feel ourselves justified in extracting it from the " Journal of Science , " edited by Professor Brande , No . XXXI . pp . 187- —189 , though it does not come within the immediate design of our > yor , k . Ed . 1
" Titr following account of a galvanic experiment on a dumb boy having been inserted in several newspapers , unknown to me at the time ; I am induced , by the advice of several medical friends , to attest the truth and" correctness of the
detail , as far as respects my knowledge of the circumstances attending the event of his recovery ; and having made the strictest inquiry of those irametliately connected vkth Christ ' s Hospital I have every rea ^ bn to belteve the following detail to be strictly true . " Eight mouths ago , a youth about twelve years oi tfge , named Old ham , in Christ ' s Hospital , went to bed at the usual hour , and in the morning ros ^ totally dumb . He preserved every other
faculty , but was obliged to write on a slate for every thing ihat he wanted , that lie could not explain by ; signs . Every means of internal remedy , and also electricity , were resorted to without effect .
Galvanism was also attempted , bat was so much resisted by the boy ' s fears , that H could no ! then be applied . His general health was invariably good . At length , by strong recoramendatiou , his fears of galvanism were overcome , and it was applied five different days . On Friday weekj being the evening of the fifth application , exactly eight months to a day , ne retired to bed as usual , and awoke suddenly about eleven o ' clock , making so Zu \ no 5 se w to awaken some of his ^ nool-fsUows . TMr astonishment pro-Z ^^ ^ cb ateinn i that the nurse W ^ T } * 4 oor - ****** ^ joining « tparu vow- ^ ° T ^ *^ caiis ^ when * many ^ S P ^^' € ^ ^^'^^ thp £ ^ z * & * & * uiiFke iwuise doubting we fact , immediatel ^^ to hiin , and
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 611, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/51/