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November 7, 1896

The Medical and Surgical Uses of Electricity.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(19):1022. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430970044020

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This work is practically the ninth edition of Baird and Rockwell's well-known treatise on the medical and surgical uses of electricity, but Dr. Baird has long since been dead, and has no connection with any of the revisions since the second. Baird and Rockwell has so long been the standard work on electro-therapeutics that any additional commentation of it is a superfluity. It is sufficient therefore to say that the present edition has been brought down to date, even including a chapter on the Roentgen ray. Among the new features for the book we notice an illustration of Girdner's telephone bullet probe with the method of using it, and the Cleaves' electrode for vaginal hydro-electric applications, and various skiagraphs illustrative of the Roentgen photography in diagnosis. It is evident that Dr. Rockwell intends that his book shall be a standard on the subject for a long time as it has

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