Muscle measurements, 1870s

Muscle measurements, 1870s

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Caption: Muscle measurements. 19th-century illustration of a dead frog being used on a muscle measuring machine known as a myograph. This device uses electrodes to measure the amount of electricity produced by animal muscles. This illustration was published in 'Animal mechanism: a treatise on terrestrial and aerial locomotion' (1874) by French physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904).

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