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January 22, 1938

Short-Wave Diathermy

JAMA. 1938;110(4):311. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790040065030

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Abstract

Written with the conviction that short wave diathermy has a definite usefulness in medical practice both as a specialty and as an adjunct to more classic methods of treatment, this book appears to have a twofold aim. In addition to presenting a survey of the laboratory and clinical investigations concerning the application and effects of high frequency currents made in this field to date, the author hopes to stimulate continued and more standardized research on the value of this agent. There are a number of factors which make it difficult to interpret and compare the results, such as lack of standardization of machines, inadequate methods of measuring dosage, and variables in the technic of application, including size and position of electrodes in relationship to one another, amount of air spacing used, and individual differences in thickness of the part to be treated. Experiments made in vitro cannot be compared to

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