1940's Electroshock Therapy Device

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1940's Electroshock Therapy Device

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The real deal. A vintage electroshock device in working order. Below is an excerpt from the patent of this device:

Patented June 26 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE THERAPEUTIC ELECTROSTIMULATOR Reuben Reiter, New York, N. Y. Application November 17, 1947, Serial No. 786,823

13 Claims. (Cl. 128-423) This invention relates to a new and useful method and apparatus for use in shock therapy. An object of the invention is to change the customary procedure in giving patients shock treatments so that with minimum dosage least brain destruction is caused; minimum confusion ensues; minimum apnea or none at all may be resultant; similarly minimum or zero anoxia is caused; and controlled after effects may be achieved.

A further object is to provide simple, eflicient, economical, easily operated means for the treatment of manic depressives, schizophrenics,

melancholics, paranoiacs, etc., and for the effective relief of ailments such as hyper-tension, to produce narcosis with small dosage, to produce hypnotic states, and slumber, and to produce minimum physical reactions without the use of drugs.

 

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