A Dentist at the leading edge of New Technology

by Larry Emmott on March 18, 2009

in Just for Fun

At least it was new technology in 1889.

The Curious Dentist
In Buffalo, New York, a dentist named Alfred Southwick kept abreast of the latest developments concerning electricity. As a medical man, he thought electricity could be useful to him in his practice, perhaps as an anesthetic. When a Buffalo man stumbled into a generator at the city’s power plant and was electrocuted, Southwick got an idea; death from exposure to electricity, he thought, was an instantaneous, painless way to die. It could be adopted by the State as a replacement for hanging.

THE ELECTRIC CHAIR – Crime Library on truTV.com.

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