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May 1940


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Department of Fever Therapy Research of the Cincinnati General Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(5):919-928. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490110105015

ARTIFICIAL PRODUCTION OF FEVER  This report is limited to a clinical survey of the effects of a particular type of artificially produced fever on some diseases of the skin. The much more interesting question of the physiology of the skin under such conditions cannot be reviewed here.The artificial production of fever for therapeutic uses is really an ancient form of treatment. At the present time many and varied types of simple and complex apparatus are used. These apparatus were developed because the simple inexpensive hot bath or hot blankets were not always practical or effective. Agents for fever production are many and of varied types, from a simple hot bath to the complicated electrically controlled short wave diathermy apparatus.There is as yet no "ideal" apparatus for the artificial production of fever in human beings. It is almost an axiomatic belief of workers in this field that the operator

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