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Faraday on the electric knifefish. Page from the notebooks of British physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867), showing notes and a diagram of an experiment with a Gymnotus electric knifefish. These notes date from 22 October 1838. Faraday made several major advances in the fields of magnetism and electricity, devising the first electric motor and equipment such as transformers and dynamos. He worked at the Royal Institution, London, UK.
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