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Electrical Experimenter (05:02) June 1917

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"Hardening of the arteries--most dreaded of ailments in later life--is successfully treated by placing the patient within a wire cage, through which high-frequency currents surge at a frequency of 600,000 cycles per second. ... And the effusive or high-frequency brush treatment has proven highly efficacious in the treatment of nervousness, or neurasthenia."
This is Electrical Experimenter from June 1917. The cover story is “Electrocuting the Enemy” by Hugo Gernsback. Less gruesome articles include an electrified train crossing system that would replace human gatemen, high frequency devices claimed to heal various medical condition, and a short fiction story with an electrical theme.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Silencing America’s Wireless (H. Gernsback)
  • Electric Crossing Signal Operated by Train’s Whistle (George Wall)
  • Chances for Electricians in the Navy
  • Talking Motion Pictures Via Wireless
  • Electricity and Water to Run Our Autos
  • Shooting With Electricity (H. Gernsback)
  • The Best Way to Aid the President (Howard H. Gross)
  • Electricity’s Aid to Women
  • Electricity’s Place in Business
  • Powerful Hydro-Electric Salvage Apparatus to Raise Sunken Ships (H. Winfield Secor)
  • Electro-Deposited Mirrors Now Used for Photographic Work
  • A New Optical Pyrometer
  • Prof. Bell Receives “Civic Forum Medal” For 1917
  • Joe’s Experiment (C.M. Adams)
  • Electricity and Life: High Frequency Currents in Medical and Lecture Work (Frederick Finch Strong)
  • Experimental Physics: Lesson Five. Hydrostatics (John J. Furia)
  • The Radio League of America: Denver Wireless Station Wins Prize Loving Cup
  • Radio Department: The Naval Radio Operator
  • Remarkable Radio Outfit Built By German Spy
  • The Marconi Type “106” Tuner (Worth MacKnight)
  • The How and Why of Radio Apparatus (No. 4–Spark Gaps)
  • The Constructor: The Clock Craze (Thomas Reed)
  • The Influence of Light upon the Contact Potential of Selenium and of Cuprous Oxid (E.H. Kennard & E.O. Dieterich)
  • High Frequency Apparatus and Experiments (Hubert A. McIlvaine)
  • The Problem of Using the Energy in Sunlight (I. Thornton Osmond)
  • How To Make It
  • Experimental Chemistry: Thirteenth Lesson: Acids, Bases, and Salts (cont.) (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • Wrinkles Recipes Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • With the Amateurs
  • Amateur News
  • Latest Patents
  • Phoney Patent Offizz
  • Question Box
  • Book Review
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Scientific Exchange Columns
  • Opportunity Exchange

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 5: Number 2; Whole No. 50; June 1917
Pages: 80
Size: 9″ x 12″
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