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March 30, 1935

Lectures on Medical Electricity

JAMA. 1935;104(13):1189. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760130139028

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Abstract

As in his book "Essentials of Medical Electricity," Dr. Cumberbatch pays greatest attention to the subject of the galvanic current. Eight out of the twelve lectures contained in the book are devoted to this subject. Medical and surgical diathermy, the static current, infra-red, and visible and ultraviolet radiation are covered in the remaining four chapters. The emphasis placed on the galvanic current is out of proportion to its relative use in actual medical practice. The lectures are written in colloquial manner with the injunction to "write down the following note." These notes are printed in a type differing from that of the general text. This style makes for simplicity and clarity. With the exception of the direct or galvanic current, the subject matter of the book, although it is of value to the medical student, is covered in too sketchy a manner to permit it to be of any great

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