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George Miller Beard

Born 1839
Died 1883

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American physician and neurologist, born May 8, 1839, Montville, Connecticut; died January 23, 1883, New York.

Biography of George Miller Beard

George Miller Beard completed his studies at the Yale college in 1862. He became a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York in 1886, and that year published Electricity as a tonic. His popular book Our home physician appeared in 1869.

«A quantitative truth is of all forms of truth the most absolute and satisfying, so quantitative error is of all forms of error the most complete and illusory.»
Popular Science Monthly, 1879; 14: 751.

George Miller Beard and Alphonse David Rockwell (1840-1933) were the leading American electrotherapists of the nineteenth century. Together they wrote A Practical Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Use of Electricity . . ., which is the most influential American treatise ever, published on electrotherapy. It is of special value today for its comprehensive and carefully documented historical analysis. In history, however, Rockwell will probably be longer remembered as the inventor of the electric chair.

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