Nerve-vibration and Excitation as Agents in the Treatment of Functional Disorder and Organic Disease
While it's true that Joseph Mortimer Granville invented the electric vibrator, he never intended it to be a sexual device but rather a way to relieve more mundane muscle aches. Originally called a percusser, or more colloquially, "Granville's hammer," it was manufactured and sold to physicians. When it became increasingly popular, Granville tried to disassociate himself from the device's "mis-use." In this 1883 book on the subject, Granville argues, €"I have never yet percussed a female patient. I have avoided, and shall continue to avoid the treatment of women by percussion, simply because I do not wish to be hoodwinked, and help to mislead others, by the vagaries of the hysterical state." Read more about "nerve-vibration" therapy by the physician who was, despite his attempt to distance himself from his own invention, the gatekeeper of women's sexual pleasure.
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