Essentials of Modern Electro-Therapeutics

Essentials of Modern Electro-Therapeutics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...obtained, but the first method is preferred as it causes less irritation. 8. The Static "effluve," or "brush discharge," is obtained by the method just described, except that the pointed electrode is held at a shorter distance from the body. The effects are more intensely stimulating than with the breeze, and the method is employed for the relief of a variety of conditions, such as rheumatism, neuralgia, spinal irritation, and local congestion of a superficial nature. 9. The Static spark is usually applied indirectly, by means of an insulated metal ball electrode, attached to which is a chain with its opposite end in contact with the floor. The patient is connected as for "positive electrification," and the sparks applied through the clothing by carefully approaching the affected area with the electrode. A sharp muscular contraction is produced by each spark, especially when it is applied to a motor point. Sparks may be rendered less painful by holding a small metal ball electrode in contact Fig. 57.--Static "effluve," Or "brush Discharge." M, Metal Point Electrode. with the skin over the affected area, and allowing the spark to pass between this electrode and the one which is connected to the floor by the chain. The direct spark is applied by means of an electrode connected to one terminal of the machine, no connection being made with the other terminal and the patient in an ordinary, uninsulated chair. The latter method is not recommended, but is sometimes employed in the treatment of motor and sensory paralysis. Indirect sparks are used in the treatment of muscular rheumatism, partial paralysis, spinal disease, acute neuralgic pain, and constipation resulting from muscular atony. 10....show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236570200
  • 9781236570208