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How sensitive was the frog galvanoscope?

A frog galvanoscope does not measure voltage. Instead it detects electricity that same way that I detect my static charge after walking across a carpet in winter - by a short current flow. The current ...
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Is there a concise but detailed history of electricity?

Two books come to mind here: Kathy Joseph's The Lightning Tamers is one I haven't read yet, but it has been very well received and Kathy definitely does her research (see also her YouTube series) so I ...
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Is there a concise but detailed history of electricity?

As mentioned in the comments, "concise" and "detailed" are contradicting requirements. A detailed history is Edmund Whittaker, A history of the theories of Aether and Electricity, ...
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