Almost every organ of the human body, when in a diseased condition, has been subjected to the influence of electricity. The urethra, the prostate, the ovaries, the uterus, the brain, the liver, and the spleen, have all been treated by this silent, strange and powerful agent. Until recently, however, the larynx has not been invaded. If it be true that strictures of the urethra can be cured by the galvanic current; if it be true that enlarged prostates can be reduced, and fibroids of the uterus successfully treated, it has occurredto me that stenosis of the larynx from membranous exudation might be reduced in the same manner. If false membrane can be destroyed or detached in this manner, it will be a great advance in the treatment of one of the most distressing, frightful and dangerous diseases of early life. The thought that this is a field worthy of investigation
WAXHAM FE. A CASE OF PSEUDO-MEMBRANOUS LARYNGITIS TREATED BY ELECTROLYSIS. JAMA. 1887;VIII(1):9–10. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391260009001c
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