- Creator(s): Dr. Scott
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, medical inventions using electricity were becoming incredibly common. While we knew electricity existed well before this, people like Michael Faraday helped us realize how much potential it had. That led to some odd inventions, such as the electric toothbrush. You might be wondering, is this similar to that battery-powered toothbrush in your bathroom? Nope! This electric toothbrush was designed to be used on the teeth as well as the abdomen to help relieve constipation. The idea was that it could help stimulate the stomach/bowels enough to help you go. Of course, since this invention, we’ve learned a lot more about constipation and how it works.