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Vibrators Were Actually Invented By Doctors So They Could Heal Female Hysteria

L0051766 Demonstration using the vibrator
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Demonstration using the vibrator
1891 A description of the vibrator (Engl. pat. 1890. No.4390.) and directions for use /
C. H. Liedbeck
Published: 1891.

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Bonus facts Vibrators were actually invented by doctors so they could heal female hysteria. Joseph Mortimer Granville invented the electric vibrator, not as a sexual device but to relieve more mundane muscle aches. Originally called a percusser or more colloquially “Granville’s hammer”, the machine was manufactured and sold to physicians, but as it became increasingly…