The Royal Society and Interdisciplinary Science
This chapter looks at John Walsh's 1773 publication and then at a second publication on torpedoes by Jan Ingenhousz, another Member of the Royal Society, who had been asked to verify Walsh's findings. It examines what John Hunter, surgeon and anatomist, and Henry Cavendish, the eminent but eccentric physicist, actually did in more detail, because their work affected what was printed in both of these publications, and markedly changed how people would view electric fish in the future.
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