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An etching of a Royal Institution lecture by James Gillray (1802). Davy is on the right, holding the bellows. Science History Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Why thousands of volunteers are transcribing the notebooks of the scientist who inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Davy’s famous lectures on the animating power of electricity may have inspired a young Mary Shelley as she came up with the idea for Frankenstein.

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