Electricity is said to have been successfully resorted to by Professor Burci, of Pisa, in an extra-uterine pregnancy, in order to prevent the further development of the foetus, and favour its absorption. Two needles connected with an electro-magnetic instrument were introduced into the tumour. Much pain was produced by the successive shocks; but only one application was necessary. The tumour ceased to grow, and gradually shrivelled. {Med. and Surg. Reporter, xi. 112).