State Electrician Davis switched on a 7½ ampere current of 1800 volts for 7 seconds. There was a quick convulsive movement of the whole body, the current evidently making the body rigid, just as the current was turned on, but no sign of pain on the victim’s face and no twitching of any muscle. The current was lowered to 200 volts for two seconds, then raised to 1800 volts for four seconds, and then lowered to 200 volts for 47 seconds, and then just before being finally switched off the current was jumped up again to 1800 volts for a second or so. In just one minute and twenty-four seconds from the moment Middleton seated himself alive and well in the fatal chair, Dr. Ransom pronounced him dead. (29 July 1902)
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