Morehead's Magnetic Machine

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Morehead's Magnetic Machine
a.k.a. "Morehead's Improved Graduated Magnetic Machine"
Type Electrotherapeutic
Creator(s) D.C. Morehead

Morehead's Magnetic Machine is a device that applies a variable electric current to a subject, obstensibly to treat them for any ailments or medical complaints, which was developed and sold by D.C. Morehead. Among the selling-points offered was its compactness, the complete unit (battery, wiring, helix) being packed into a small wooden case.[1]


  1. Adverts for "Morehead's Magnetic Machine" in the "New England Journal of Medicine" (Volume 39, November 1848)