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February 8, 1936

Electrotherapy and Light Therapy

JAMA. 1936;106(6):492. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770060066035

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New information has been added to the original volume, and many revisions have been made. The book is divided into four sections. Part I deals with the fundamentals of electricity, and the chapters are written in a style that should appeal to the busy physician who has not had opportunity to keep abreast of the advances in applied physics. Part II is on general electrotherapy and electrodiagnosis. These chapters contain information on galvanic and faradic currents, on their indications in therapeutics, and on what might be expected in short wave diathermy. Writing on the last named field, the author is conservative in his statements. Part III concerns light therapy, with chapters devoted to infra-red, luminous and ultraviolet radiant energy. Part IV deals with applied electrotherapy and light therapy. There are chapters devoted to surgical diathermy, gynecology, and genito-urinary and proctologic conditions. The author calls attention to contraindications, as well as

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