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The Electric Adjustable Belt
1883

"...there is hardly a disease which Electricity and Magnetism will not benefit or cure"
So claimed Dr. George Scott when he released this so-called "electropathic belt." "These belts," Dr. George Scott claimed, "are constructed on scientific principles, generating an exhilarating, health giving current to the whole system. . .they also become, when constantly worn, equalizing agents in all cases of extreme fatness or leanness, by imparting to the system the required amount of 'odic force' which Nature's law demands." One satisfied customer was Mrs. Abbie Monroe of London, Ontario. "Dr. Scott," she wrote, "I have suffered for years; tried eminent physicians without benefit; yet your Electric Corset has quickly restored me to good health. I cannot praise them too highly and will never wear any other. I would not part with mine for $50." Everyone else could get theirs straight from Dr. Scott--for just $3.

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Learn more!
· All in Search of Health Should Wear Dr. Scott's Electropathic Corsets and Belts.
· Archives Center finding aid Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, Series: Electricity

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