Halle and von Humboldt, Paris 1798

Halle and von Humboldt, Paris 1798


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Jean Noel Halle and Alexander von Humboldt experimenting on frogs. Following Galvani, Humboldt carried out some 3000 experiments on animals. Reports of which created considerable interest in Paris and led to the formation of a Commission du galvanisme, headed by Halle. In 1798 Humboldt came to Paris and worked with the Commission, which subsequently published a long report giving its views on the Galvani vs. Volta controversy on "Animal Electricity".Halle was Bonaparte's doctor, a Professor of Physical Medicine and Health in Paris and a pioneer in the role of hygiene in contagious disease, health at work and high-density living. The noted German naturalist and explorer, Von Humboldt, followed Galvani as a pioneer in the science of clinical and kinesiological electromyography.

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