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The increasing practical use of electricity has led to the development of a new branch of medicine; namely, electropathology. Jellinek's book is noteworthy as a pioneer, systematic presentation of the clinical phenomena and the pathologic anatomy of electrical injuries. The book is the product of thirty years of active clinical experience and study of electropathology in cooperation with clinicians and investigators in the Allgemeines Krankenhaus in Vienna. A brief summary of the contents will indicate the scope of the book. The first chapter deals with electrical trauma and the various factors concerned in its production under various conditions. Then the subjective sensations and the immediate objective symptoms of the victims of electrical injury are discussed. Next comes detailed description of electrical changes in the covering of the body: the mark of the current (strommarke), electromechanical injury, the electrical burn, mixed forms, metallization, electrochemical changes, edema, impressions, lightning figures, and the
Elektrische Verletzungen: Klinik und Histopathologie. JAMA. 1932;99(8):679. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740600071036
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