Sinusoidal Apparatus


John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943) was a physician, inventor, businessman, and founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1886, he found that high-frequency oscillating electrical currents offered great possibilities as a means of passive exercise. A few years later, he organized the Sanitarium Equipment Co., the firm that made this sinusoidal apparatus.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Subject: Physical Therapy


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Credit Line: Battle Creek Sanitarium Hospital

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.319025.05Accession Number: 319025Catalog Number: 319025.05

Object Name: Defibrillator, Heartsinusoidal apparatusOther Terms: Defibrillator, Heart; Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: overall: 16 in x 19 in x 7 in; 40.64 cm x 48.26 cm x 17.78 cm


Record Id: nmah_737170

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