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December 13, 1919

Electricity in Medicine: A Practical Exposition of the Methods and Use of Electricity in the Treatment of Disease, Comprising Electrophysics, Apparatus, Electrophysiology and Electropathology, Electrodiagnosis and Electroprognosis, General Electrotherapeutics and Special Electrotherapeutics.

JAMA. 1919;73(24):1853. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610500043029

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Abstract

In presenting the subject of electricity in medicine, the authors have restricted themselves almost entirely to the use of electric currents in all fields of medical practice, exclusive of surgery. Therefore, phototherapy and the roentgen ray are discussed merely in a fundamental way. The subject-matter is presented so as to impart knowledge of the fundamental laws, the ability to use instruments in their application, and such other prerequisites as the physician may need when using electricity as a remedial agent. The book is divided into six parts, on electrophysics; apparatus required for the therapeutic and diagnostic use of electricity; electrophysiology and electropathology; electrodiagnosis and electroprognosis; general electrotherapeutics, and special electrotherapeutics. In view of the extensive use made of electricity in the diagnosis of disturbed function of the muscles and motor nerves, the section on electrodiagnosis and electroprognosis is of particular interest. The numerous charts and tables add greatly to the

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