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November 2, 1895


Author Affiliations

Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Naples, Italy; Corresponding Member to the Academy of Medicine of Mexico; Corresponding Member De La Societié D' Electrotherapie, France; Member American Medical Association; Surgeon to the New York Throat and Nose Hospital; Surgeon to the German West Side Clinic; Medical Editor Electrical Review, Electrical Society, New York City, etc. NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(18):750-754. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430440018002i

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In this paper I shall attempt to present the useful purpose of faradism, as observed by me, in treating this form of disease involving certain conditions of the turbinated tissues, which from time to time we have been treating according to the prevailing fashion of the moment, now medically, then again by the more radical means of surgery, the cautery, the saw, the snare, involving a tissue destruction to which, in some instances I have been for a long time opposed; and which I also availed myself of in the hope that some day I would hit upon a better plan of procedure, more physiological and less often accompanied with results ranging from beneficial to positively bad, if not, to say the least, lastingly harmful.

I believe, from the results of two hundred cases treated by the method as I shall describe without going into the details of each individual

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