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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 1, 1998


Author Affiliations

Brian P.PaceMA, Assistant Editor

JAMA. 1998;279(13):978. doi:10.1001/jama.279.13.978-JJY80008-2-1

April 9, 1898

Fourteen cases rapidly cured with "electric effluvation" are reported by Doumer and Levezier of Lille, all children from six months to 12 years of age, accompanied by marked improvement in the appetite and health. The seances were repeated three times a week, lasting ten minutes each time, two to eight being generally required, and a machine powerful enough to emit sparks eight centimeters in length.—Sem. Méd., February 9.

JAMA. 1898;30:866

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