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The Apparent Revival of a Dead Man by Galvanism

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Two men express astonishment as a young man sits up from his bed, apparently stimulated by an object tended towards him by a third man. Another man hiding behind the bed pushes the young man upwards with his palm against the young man's back.

Wellcome Collection



The Apparent Revival of a Dead Man by Galvanism


pencil & grey ink on paper (?)


H 18 x W 21.2 cm

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on deposit through the Hunterian Society

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