Galvanism and Alchemy
Jeff Rincon and Courtney Eckley
In the 1780's- 1790's and Italian physician named Luigi Galvani began experimenting the effect electricity had on dissected animals (frogs). He referred to his experiments as animal electricity, thinking he discovered a unique form of electricity.
Today in the modern study of galvanism and it's effects is called electrophysiology.
The best known goals of alchemists were the transmutation of common metals to gold and silver. Based metals were used to transform into gold but it was never successful. By gathering elements you can transmute anything.
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