An International System of Electro-Therapeutics

An International System of Electro-Therapeutics : For Students, General Practitioners, and Specialists (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from An International System of Electro-Therapeutics: For Students, General Practitioners, and Specialists In connection with these observations he mentions two hypotheses (1) that the current, on account of its enormous frequency, passes by the surface of the body as such currents are known to do with other con ductors, and (2) that the sensitive and motor nerves are so organized as to respond only to vibrations of a definite frequency, in the same way that the terminations of the optic nerve are' blind for undulations Of the ether of a period less than 497 billions per second (red), or more than 728 billions per second (violet). He rejects the surface theory so far as the animal body is concerned, and, though he passed currents of 3000 milliamperes, he explained their harmlessness by absence of excitation, or, rather, on the hypothesis that these currents exercise, on the nervous centres and muscles, an inhibitory action of the kind studied by Dr. Brown-sequ'ard; and he considers that this inhibitory action is shown by some of the phenomena above described. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 1200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 59mm | 1,565g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243071779
  • 9780243071777