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"B Franklin of Philadelphia - LLD FRS. B Wilson pinxt. Js McArdell fecit"

Benjamin Franklin holds a book titled Electric Exp[erimen]ts, with scientific instruments to his left and with lightning striking a village in the background. Engraving by James McArdell (approximately 1729-1765 from a painting by Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788). Franklin sat for Wilson, who also experimented with electricity, shortly after his arrival in London. Franklin worked in London as a foreign diplomat representing the Pennsylvania Assembly. (Source: Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection [Library of Congress]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington DC. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Central nervous system injury
  • Movement disorders
  • Peripheral nervous system injury