Therapeutics of Radiant Light and Heat and Connective Heat

Therapeutics of Radiant Light and Heat and Connective Heat

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Ozena is a condition difficult of treatment by light and readily and effectively treated by the direct static and high frequency currents with vacuum tube electrodes, but some writers have reported favorable results from the use of light reflected into the throat and nasal cavities. Diosurio f reports 16 cases of ozena under treatment with incandescent light reflected into the nose and by introducing a water-jacketed lamp in the nose or a larger lamp in the mouth. In every case he reports a noteworthy " decrease of the waste and secretion, and a disappearance of the characteristic fetor." Cleaves suggests the use of the arc light "in treating the nasal, anal, and buccal cavities; with it a profounder influence is obtained, involving greater tissue reaction, when topically applied, by reaction of the complex chemical frequencies." Post-Operative employment of incandescent light is one of the niceties of modern surgery. Radiant light and heat applied a few hours after an operation for from 10 to 20 minutes will remove to a large extent the diffuse soreness of the tissues, affording the patient great relief. Applied in the same manner over the dressings or better directly to the bared surface, it will promote union and prevent scarring and delayed union. So valuable is this employment of radiant energy, that it should occupy a place as a routine practice in every well ordered hospital, where there is no reason that patients should not have everything conducive to their comfort, and a recovery in the shortest period of time. Post-Operative Iritis.--A specialist reports following removal of a lens; five days after the operation a severe iritis'occurred. "An exudate filled the entire pupillary space, and more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937201
  • 9781236937209