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WALSH, John

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Of the electric property of the torpedo.

Phil. Trans., 63, 461-77, 1773.

The first accurate study of the electrical organs of the torpedo fish were made by Walsh, who was given the Copley Medal of the Royal Society for his work on the subject. Walsh proved that the shock of the torpedo was electrical, and that the fish could only send the shock through a conductor.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Marine Biology, PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology, ZOOLOGY › Ichthyology