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Luigi Galvani

Galvani, Luigi (1737–98), Italian anatomist who discovered “animal electricity” (c. 1786). This discovery resulted from the observation of the twitching of a frog's leg when touched by 2 metals in a moist environment. A controversy with Alessandro Volta over the nature of animal electricity stimulated research in electrotherapy.

See also: Anatomy.

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