Electro-therapeutics in medicine and surgery has been developed to a considerable degree, and may be said to form a very large and important element in the treatment of certain forms of disease, while in dental surgery it has received but little attention; in fact, it is almost a negative quantity in dental literature. Its application, however, in dental surgery, does not offer so broad a field for investigation, yet a study of its value as a remedial agent will be no less interesting than in other special departments of medicine, and when better understood will, I believe, become an important adjunct to the means already at our command for the treatment of a considerable number of dental and oral diseases. I have chosen as the topic of this paper, two out of several pathological conditions of the teeth to which the various forms of treatment by electricity may be beneficially
MARSHALL JS. ELECTRICITY AS A THERAPEUTICAL AGENT IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERAEMIA AND CONGESTION OF THE PULP AND PERIDENTAL MEMBRANE. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(1):9–10. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411050015001b
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