Excerpt from The Medical Annual and Practitioner's Index, 1893: A Work of Reference for Medical Practitioners
Its results can rarely be expected to manifest themselves as rapidly, but in the treatment of local diseases, as neuralgia of superficial nerves, syphilitic eruptions, or rheumatic conditions, it offers a field for the practitioner which promises much in those most pressing cases where older measures have failed. It enables the physician to administer drugs without disturbing digestion or offending the palate.
Yet kataphoresis is only a subdivision ofa large therapeutic resource, namely, Electricity, a resource given us only within the last few years. This force is used so successfully and so diversely by all branches of the profession as a means of diagnosis, of cure and for operative purposes (as in the use of the electrical cautery), not to speak of its use in lighting up internal parts, that its value is inestimable.
Very closely allied to the use of electricity for the improvement of nutrition are the modern methods of Massage and Swedish Movements, measures of very extraordinary value in the large class of cases to which they are applicable.
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