Essentials of Medical Electricity and Radiography

Essentials of Medical Electricity and Radiography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...distance down--superficial muscles are thrown into contraction and the skin takes a "goose skin ' appearance--later on the part becomes red and blisters form. This method can be carried out by any high frequency arrangement and will be found very useful in the treatment of warts, acne vulgaris, and port wine marks. For the latter it is probably the best method known. In dealing with malignant growths a high frequency apparatus of extra powerful design is necessary--a metal point electrode is used and this may be cooled by a jet of CO2 from a cylinder of the compressed gas. The sparks are directed on to the growth from a distance of three to five centimetres keeping it more or less constantly moving over the affected surface. The mass becomes softer and is then cut or scooped away. The base of the growth is then gone over with the spark in the same way so as to destroy any cancer cells remaining. The result is a copious flow of lymph and a strong tendency to heal quickly. The method is a long and tedious one and a general anaesthetic is necessary. Still if successful this would not count for very much. All retractors, specula, etc., held by assistants must be connected to earth or uncomfortable shocks will be felt. CHAPTER VIII General Therapeutics.--Rockwell, in his exhaustive work on the subject, describes the action of electricity in therapeutics as a "stimulating sedative tonic." In doing so he is careful to state exactly the meaning he attaches to the terms used. A stimulant in the sense that it corrects, intensifies or economises the forces of the system. A sedative in that it tends to allay irritability and pain and to induce natural repose, and a tonic because it gradually improves nutrition, restores enfeebled functions, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638263
  • 9781236638267