An examination by Dr Colin Stolkin of Mary Shelley's famous novel as seen through the lens of science of the early 19th Century.
Giovanni Aldini, nephew of the famous Luigi Galvani, became Professor of Physics in Bologna in 1798.
He developed in mammals and humans his uncles original work on frogs.His book and related scientific work was read studied and discussed by Mary Shelley, her lover Percy Shelley and friends Lord Byron and Dr John Polidori (author of the first vampire novel) alongside other chemical, electrical and scientific works.
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