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Luigi Galvani's Scalpel
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Origin

Luigi Galvani

Type

Scalpel

Effects

Cause defibrillatory pulses when stabbed into body

Downsides

None

Activation

Stabbing into the body

Collected by

Warehouse 11

Section

Felix's Laboratory

Aisle

552694-4615

Shelf

6434563-7208-478

Date of Collection

July 30, 1819

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OriginsEdit

Luigi Aloisio Galvani (September 9, 1737 – December 4, 1798) was an Italian physician, physicist and philosopher who had also studied medicine and had practised as a doctor, lived and died in Bologna. In 1771, he discovered that the muscles of dead frogs legs twitched when struck by a spark. This was one of the first forays into the study of bio-electricity, a field that still today studies the electrical patterns and signals of the nervous system. It is from his name that we get the word 'Galvanise'.

EffectsEdit

When stabbed into a body it sends out a short, strong volt of electricity, much like a defibrillator. This can jumpstart hearts and muscle tissue. The main downside of this is the deep wounds it leaves, making it a widely unpopular choice of reanimation. 

Felix's NotesEdit

"I have found during my experiments that running it along a copper wire will charge it with a small amount of electricity. This is interesting, and if I have time I may get Claudia to help me set up some mechanism to supply my office with a backup generator fuled by the endless energy it could provide. I doubt it would be enough to power the entire Warehouse, but it might be useful for small rooms in an emergency."

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