Ladies! Are you suffering from Nervous Debility, Spinal Complaints, Rheumatism, Paralysis, Numbness, Dyspepsia, Liver and Kidney Troubles, Impaired Circulation, or Constipation? Perhaps you are troubled by those annoying Diseases Peculiar To Women (and I think you know what I mean). Then Dr. Scott's Electric Corset is for you! Get a closer look and find out more after the jump.

More than a product, the electric corset was science in action. Let's hear from a satisfied user, in this case, a fashion writer from the New York Times who tried the corset out (or at least took Dr. Scott's advertising to heart) in 1887:

The improved corset which is attracting so much attention from the lady portion of the community which values a corset for its ability to perform the duties demanded of it, is the electric corset which Dr. Scott has introduced, to the everlasting benefit of its fair wearers. These corsets are constructed on purely scientific principles, and while they are thoroughly charged with electro-magnetism, they impart no shock to the body, but rather a delightful sensation, rendering instant relief in many instances from the severe aches and pains to which all flesh is heir.


Not surprisingly, Dr. Scott had a full line of other electric products, including hair brushes for humans and curry combs for horses. Hard to believe he is considered a Great American Quack.

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