This book tells the fascinating story of the history and development of bioelectricicy. This is the classic on electrobiology by Robert O. Becker, MD, a pioneer in the field of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things. Dr. Becker challenges the established mechanistic, chemical-oriented understanding of biology. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory of the 18th-century vitalists that electricity is the control system of all lifeís processes. But as exciting as Beckerís discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Beckerís struggle to do such original work. As his understanding of the effects of electrical forces led him to alert the public to their possible effects, the establishment erected an even higher wall of resistance. This easy to read book is a must for anyone interested in electromedicine. 364 pages, softcover.