1919 Electreat Relieves Pain Medical Quackery Instrument Box Instructions

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Seller: joebroski3292 (87) 100%, Location: Columbus, New Jersey, Ships to: US, Item: 202792946908 1919 Electreat Relieves Pain Medical Quackery Instrument Box Instructions.Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Literally, from grandmom's attic. Not sure I want to know what this was used for.... Original product was apparently made in 1919. May have been purchased in the 1940s Complete package includes Electreat roller device, attaching cord, sponge handle, scalp and body massager, internal electrode (yikes!), palm pad wire, several instruction pages, all in original box. Welcome to the “Electreat”, a TENS device patented by Charles Willie Kent in 1919 and manufactured in Peoria, Illinois. It has been estimated that as many as 250,000 of the Electreats were sold over the following 25 years. The device operated on two “D” cell batteries and a mechanical inductorium. A roller was built in at the top to be applied to the skin and plug-in sponge pad electrodes were supplied.The Electreat was one of the very first high-output battery operated TENS units manufactured. Touted as the “Artificial Heart” its claims rivaled those of the Faradic Electrifier. Following passage of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1938, Kent was the first individual prosecuted by the U.S. government for making unsubstantiated medical claims and the Electreat company was then forced to limit their claims to pain relief Maker: Electreat

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