Diagrams from 1931 Illustrate 30 Ways to Die of Electrocution

Here’s some pretty macabre diagrams of 30 different ways to die by electrocution from the 1931 illustrated Austrian book Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern by Stefan Jellinek, an Austrian doctor (born in what today is the Czech Republic).

The world’s first electro-pathologist he wrote this book and was behind most of the treatments still used today after electric accidents.
As a Jew he was forced out after the Nazis took over Austria. He escaped to the UK where he became a professor at Oxford at Queen’s College where he continued lecture until his death in Edinburgh 1968.

A couple, the 5th and 4th from the end, of these seem to include a flux capacitor.


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