Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Galvanism

Galvanism is the old name given to the sturly of current electricity, in honour of Galvani, wdio was the first to investigate the effects of electric currents. Nevertheless, he formed certain misconceptions as to the cause of the currents produced in his experiments, and the correct explanations were due to Volta. On this account the term voltaic electricity is now much more in use to express the same idea.