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December 2, 1939

Künstliche Fiebererzeugung mit Kurzwellen: Kurzwellen-Hyperthermie

JAMA. 1939;113(23):2086. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800480072033

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This textbook on the artificial production of fever by means of short radio waves is the first comprehensive work on fever therapy to appear in Germany. The information contained in it is based to a certain extent on personal researches of the author, which have been performed with apparent enthusiasm. The book is divided into two sections: the first deals with the various methods of production of artificial fever and the second concerns the clinical applications of fever therapy. There is a description of the historical developments of artificial fever, a chapter on the production of fever by chemical means and, following this, chapters dealing with the various physical methods of fever production. The use of radiant heat and hot baths is mentioned, and the Kettering hypertherm (hot, humid air cabinet) is described briefly. The author apparently has a wrong conception of this device, since he argues that because it

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