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December 1942

The Medical Applications of the Short Wave Current: A Textbook

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(6):952. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500180174025

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This volume on short wave diathermy, written in a clear and concise manner, contains all the important material bearing on this general subject. Controversial matter for purposes of completeness has also been included. The author is a keen student of short wave therapy and has had much clinical and experimental experience. All this knowledge has been incorporated into this book. The reviewer recommends it to all those interested in this form of therapy.

The book is practical, and its divisions are logical. It is in two parts. The first part is made up of five chapters and deals mainly with the physics of the short wave current. This part is brief, adequate, not too technical and well illustrated with simple and easily understood drawings. A chapter which deserves special mention is the one dealing with the physiologic responses to local heat and local short wave currents. This forms the basis

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