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May 14, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(20):557-558. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391450025012

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Dear Sir:  —I have no wish to enter into the controversy that seems to be raging between several of your correspondents on the subject of galvanic dosage, but a statement made by Dr. Martin in his article on the "Treatment of Fibroid Tumors of the Uterus by Electrolysis," which appeared in your issue of April 23, is so remarkable as to call for correction in the mere interest of humanity.Really strong currents are now becoming possible by the use of direct dynamo circuits or of secondary batteries of sufficient electromotive pressure, and should some physician while using them put Dr. Martin's directions about dosage in practice, the result would be most disastrous to the patient. The particular statements referred to, which appear also in Dr. Martin's letter in the same issue, are those in which he claims to have applied currents varying from 250 to 1000 milliampères without unfavorable

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