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August 20, 1910

Medical Electricity and Röentgen Rays.

JAMA. 1910;55(8):716. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330080082035

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In this work the author has undertaken to cover completely the subjects of the therapeutic and diagnostic uses of electricity, and Roentgen rays; not content with this he goes even beyond his title, and considers also the uses of radiant heat and radium. The work is an enormous mass of detail. The physics of electricity, as bearing on the medical uses of the agent, first comes in for extended consideration—over 250 pages. With this there is a very full description of apparatus. Then are given—not enumerating all topics—physiologic effects of electricity, electropathology, electrodiagnosis, ionic medication by electrolysis, physiologic and therapeutic effects of electromagnets, electricity in diseases of the nervous system, and high-frequency currents; to each of these is given a chapter or more. Phototherapy, x-rays with all of their apparatus and uses, and finally radium are then considered. One can hardly look in the vast fields for a topic which

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