Dr. Scott's Electric Flesh Brush

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Dr. Scott's Electric Flesh Brush
Dr Scott's Electric Flesh Brush (etch) - McKesson and Robbins Ill. Catalogue (p. 152) - 1883.jpg

Advertising image of the flesh brush, including motto "The germ of all life is electricity."

Creator(s) George A. Scott
Vendors Pall Mall Electrical Assoc. of London

Dr. Scott's Electric Flesh Brush is a bristled brush containing a magnetised iron rod, designed for dry or wet brushing across the surface of the skin as an electro-therapeutic treatment, originally patented and marketed by George A. Scott. In addition to promising to improve skin health and complexion, the advertising copy claimed that the flesh brush would cure "rheumatism, sciatica, gout, nervous debility, lumbago, neuralgia, toothache, malarial lameness, all pains and aches resulting from colds, impure blood, and impaired circulation," as well as "stomach, liver and kidney troubles," and "back aches peculiar to ladies," all thanks to the power of electricity.


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