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x}88   MRN OP` C.AI~IAY~A.

EDDISON NORMAN-, TALE., was
born in Yorkshire, Eng., in
1,943. His father, a cabinet-
maker by trade, devoted a large portion
of his spare time to the study and ap-
plicatioii of static electricity for ciira-
tive and other purposes, and ill this
wav the subject of our sketch became
acquainted with the uses of electricity
at a very early age. In 1563 he came
to this country, and after travellitig
over a portion of Canada and the
'United States, staying in various cities
acquiring information and experience
in the ways of the people, finally settled
in Toronto. For nearly twenty rears
lie has been engaged in the manufac-
ture of electro curative appliances. At
first he commenced to manufacture in-
soles for rheumatism in the lower limbs
and for cold feet. Finding them a suc-
cess, he extended the idea to other forms,
so that the electric healiiig power inight
be applied to other parts. This he
found of very great service in the relief
and cure of all kinds of bodily ailments,
particularly those of the 1tervous sys-
tem, such as debility-, luiiibago, indi-
gestion, sciatica, exhaustion, catarrh,
sexual weakness, etc. These and kin-
dred diseases that Avill not yield to the
influence of medicine lie found to be
easily curable by the out«-ard applica-
tion of a steady flow of mild galvanism
and inagnetisni. As time -\veut on lie
improved oil the original principle and
wrought many wonderful cures, as his
many testimonials from prominent nien
abundaiitly show. About tell years
ago he brought out his Acnie Electric
Belt, which combines galvanism and
magnetism in one appliance, and may
be used to carry the current through
or around any part of the body. There
is no other belt in existence that pro-
duces so great a quantity of combined
electricity-, and it is especially adapted
for affections of the kidnevs, bladder

and scroteni. This appliance requires to be moistened with vinegar and water when used. This dampening railroad nien and travellers found to be very incoiivenient, and Mr. Norman set to work to devise an application that -would give off as much curative electricity when used in dry form. This lie at length succeeded in doing, and the result -was the introduction of his Excelsior Electric Belt, which excels all other electric body wear ill the quality and quantity of electro galvanism it gives off, and, besides this, a great volume of magnetism is discharged from it coiitiiinously. The user is in no Avay incommoded, and there is no loss of time required in the application of electricity in this form. The difference between electricity applied in this way and electricity used from a battery is, to use an illustration, the difference between food and a stimulant. The intense current got from a Galvaiio-Faradic Battery acts as a stimulant to the nerves and circulation, but the pure galvanic or magnetic current given off from the belts feed the blood and nerves with vitality, that is vital force. Electricity and -vital force are the same thing, only slightlN-changed in form, just as light, heat and galvanism are only different fornis of

electricity-. It is manifestly better to feed and nourish the system than it is to stimulate it, and particularly so when Nve are sick or weak. His establishnient is fitted with various kinds of baths, such as electric, sulphur, vapor, mercurial and herbal baths, and applies the curative properties of electricity in all its forms, both wet and dry-, as suits the case he is treating, and all his patients feel themselves to be ill the hands of a man who knows leis business. Mr. Norman claims to be the leading medical electrician of this continent. He was married in iS68 to the daughter of Mr. G. Read, builder, of Toronto.


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