George A. Scott

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George A. Scott
George A. Scott - portrait.jpg
As pictured in "Men of the Century" (1896)
Born 4 January 1842(1842-01-04) [1]
Lansingburgh, New York
Died 8 February 1890 (48) [1]
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Burial Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York
Known for Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush; Dr. Scott's Electric Flesh Brush

George Augustus Scott (January 4, 1842 - February 8, 1890) was an American physician, the noted inventor and patenter of Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush and Electric Flesh Brush.

Selected Patents

  • US 238444, Scott, George Augustus, "Brush", published 1881-03-01  — "The object of the invention is to secure within the interior of such a brush one or more natural or artificial magnets, which, according to the belief of many persons, founded upon a theory of magneto-therapeutics which has become widely prevalent, have the effect of rendering brushes to which they are applied advantageous in use for relieving headache, preventing baldness, and other similar purposes." (Refer: Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 September 2018), memorial page for Dr George Augustus Scott (4 Jan 1842–8 Feb 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153497770, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr., DDS, MPhil (contributor 47273947).