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Electrified sheep and other bizarre experiments

By: Boese, Alex

1509843051 / 9781509843053
Paperback
507.8
09/02/2017
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England
20 cm 343 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Boxtree, 2011.

Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA.

But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use artificial respiration to revive an electric shock victim.

Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked. Welcome to some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science.

Packed full of eccentric characters, irrational obsessions and extreme experiments, Electrified Sheep is the follow-up to the bestselling Elephants on Acid.

Watch as scientists attempt to blow up the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy - and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

BIC:

PDX History of science, PDZ Popular science, WH Humour

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