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August 30, 1902

A Manual of Practical Medical Electricity. The Roentgen Rays and Finsen Light.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(9):502. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480350040018

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The American edition of this third English edition gives in a comparatively brief and readily understandable way the general facts of medical electricity including not only the points in physics which the doctor ought to know, but those of electrophysiology bearing on the subject of the medical uses of electricity. The author has added several chapters at the end of this edition on the Finsen light and Roentgen rays which will be found useful and instructive. He points out the difference between the two. In his judgment, the consensus of the best opinion is that the violet light is more bactericidal and does not attack the tissues, while the Roentgen rays attack the tissues and are not specially bactericidal. The work is very handsomely gotten up and amply illustrated.

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