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Since the publication of the second edition of Cumberbatch's Diathermy in 1928, considerable advance has been made in the medical and surgical uses of high frequency currents and there has been added the newer form of electrothermic treatment recognized in the United States under the name of short wave diathermy. To cover this progress Cumberbatch has added 244 pages to his volume and has enlisted the aid of nine collaborators.
There are three main parts of the volume, the first including history and the physical and electrotechnical principles, the second medical electrothermic methods and the third surgical electrothermic methods. In the first part a chapter on physical principles by the physicist H. J. Taylor contains besides much pertinent information about the newer forms of high frequency currents also a multitude of formulas and equations of possible interest only to physicists. In the second part chapters of special contributors deal with
Diathermy Including Diathermotherapy and Other Forms of Medical and Surgical Electrothermic Treatment. JAMA. 1938;110(15):1222. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790150068038
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