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January 3, 1931

Die Diathermie.

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Von Dr. Josef Kowarschik, Primararzt und Vorstand des Institutes für physikalische Therapie im Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien. Seventh edition. Cloth. Price, 16.80 marks. Pp. 243, with 145 illustrations. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(1):64. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720270066036

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The first part of the book is devoted to a discussion of the physics involved in the production of the high frequency current. Illustrations are shown of the passage of the current between electrodes of various sizes and varying depths of tissue. The path of the current between two, three and four electrodes and the point of concentration between these multiples are also given. Excellent ideas can be gleaned from the hookups and construction methods of apparatus, although those in this country differ from those in use by the author. The ingenious electrodes invented and used by the author are described and in many cases represent improvements over the methods in common use in this country. The wide experience of the author is drawn on in giving the dosage for the various conditions treated. Here the author shows by illustration the position of the patient, the position of the part

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