Charles Russ

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Charles Russ
Born 11 November 1876(1876-11-11)
London, England, U.K.
Died 26 February 1955 (78)
Ealing, London, England, U.K.
Alma mater St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington (M.B.)
Affiliations Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (M.R.C.S.), Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (L.R.C.P.)

Charles Russ (November 11, 1876 - February 26, 1955) was a British physician, bacteriologist, and electrotherapist, for a time the head of the electro-therapeutic department of the Male Lock Hospital, London. Russ was noted in the press for a proposal to treat gonorrhea through the use of electrolysis, as well as for his reported discovery of a ray projected from the human eye that could influence the movement of a solenoid.

Selected Patents

  • GB124288A. Russ, Charles. An Instrument which is Set in Motion and whose Motion is Controlled by the Human Eye, i.e., by Vision. 24 Mar. 1919, filed 22 Mar. 1918. "Physiological tests. An instrument which is set in motion and the motion of which is controlled by vision consists of a suspended solenoid b which may be connected electrically to one pole of a battery h, an insulated disk d below the solenoid being connected to the other pole. On gazing at either end of the solenoid it is said to rotate. Alternatively, the solenoid may be suspended between electrically-charged plates or between the poles of a magnet; or, by making the apparatus very delicate, electric and magnetic devices may be dispensed with."

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