Did the inventor of the electric chair shockingly write a comic opera?

1/2 cloth with stiff paper cover. 228 pages. Measures 9” x 11 ¾”.
An original musical opera of 29 humorous songs about medicine and doctors with cast of 18 characters and a chorus.
This copy was for Marguerite, daughter of Nora, of 3495 Broadway, New York 81.
Subtitle reads, “Noted For Musical and Electrical Ability.”
A June 30, 1888 Scientific American illustration of what the electric chair suggested by the Gerry Commission might look like. (Photo: Public Domain)
The first person to die under New York’s new electrocution law was William Kemmler, a convicted murderer, on August 6, 1890 (Photo: Public Domain)
Author, inventor, badass.

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