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with Florence Cook, materialisation medium

Photograph 6

This photograph was taken by Sir William Crookes using electric light. Seated to the right is the surgeon Dr. James M. Gully. 

"One evening I timed Katie's pulse. It beat steadily at 75, whilst Miss Florence Cook's pulse a little time after was going at its usual rate of 90. On applying my ear to Katie's chest I heard a heart beating rhythmically inside, and pulsating even more steadily than did Miss Cook's heart when she allowed me to try a similar experiment after the sťance. Tested in the same way, Katie's lungs were found to be sounder than her medium's, for at the time I tried my experiment Miss Cook was under medical treatment for a severe cough."

Taken from Crookes' article The Last of Katie King.


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