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April 2, 1932

Zehn Jahre Forschung auf dem physikalisch-medizinischen Grenzgebiet.

JAMA. 1932;98(14):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730400092040

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This publication, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Institute for the Physical Basis of Medicine, may be divided into two sections—the first a general and historical account of the institute, and the second comprising the scientific papers, fifteen in all, partly original contributions in minute detail, and partly summarizations of papers published in other journals of the work of present and former members of the institute. The most important disclosure is that concerning the physiologic effect of unipolar charged air. This work is the result of ten years of research and experimentation. In this work the effect on normal subjects and selected patients, of air carrying a measured quantity of either positive or negative ions, is set forth. These studies were suggested by observations on atmospheric susceptibilities of various individuals when subjected to change of altitude and exposure to various winds, and also by the dependence of