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This system treats of the methods to be employed in the treatment of the sick, other than by the administration of drugs. The first two volumes by Dr. George W. Jacoby, of New York, are devoted to electrotherapy. The first volume enters into the discussion of electrophysics and apparatus. The value of this volume is very much enhanced by illustrations, which serve to aid the student and the general practitioner in grasping the mechanism of the different kind of batteries, etc., although there are quite a number of useless illustrations. The second volume is devoted more especially to electrotherapeutics and contains several well-written articles on electrodiagnosis and on the treatment of many diseases as well as on the use of the current in cautery work. Skiagraphy and the Roentgen ray receive the proper attention in the first volume. There has probably never before been published so practical a work upon
A System of Physiologic Therapeutics. A Practical Exposition of the Methods, Other Than Drug-giving, Useful in the Treatment of the Sick. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(23):1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470490045022