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October 28, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(18):1403-1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740430049023

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Results from Use of Electropyrexia in France  Apparatus for the application of electropyrexia was brought to Paris from America, two years ago, by Mr. Philippe de Rotschild, son of Baron Henri de Rotschild, the philanthropist, who presented one to each of three hospitals: his private hospital, the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière and the Hôpital des Aveugles. Dr. Auclair, hospital physician, has published a report of his results with this method, in which he employed sometimes diathermic heat and sometimes short wave heat up to 40 and 41 C. The report is long, including a large number of different diseases. The most important was dementia paralytica. The results were essentially the same as those secured by Carpenter and Neyman in America. The improvements concerned chiefly the mental state, without much change in the serum reactions, except when antisyphilitic treatment was given at the same time. Of nineteen patients, three were able

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