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Robert O. Becker and Andrew A. Marino, Electromagnetism and Life, SUNY Press, 1982

IMPLANTING A SMALL DEVICE IN THE AMPUTATION STUMP OF THE RAT FORELEG RESULTS IN A MAJOR AMOUNT OF LIMB REGENERATION IF THE DEVICE IS ORIENTED SO THAT THE END OF THE STUMP IS MADE NEGATIVE, SIMILAR TO THE SALAMANDER CURRENT OF INJURY.

If the device is implanted with the distal end positive there is no regeneration.