Transactions of the American Gynecological Society Volume 2

Transactions of the American Gynecological Society Volume 2

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... although satisfactorily applied by others, he considers unsafe. 4. Length of the sittings. Five minutes, as a rule, although fifteen minutes have been employed with benefit. 5. Frequency of applications. He has employed them every day, even during the menstrual period, and advises the same, unless a special contra-indication exists. 6. Introduction of needles. Generally he introduced only the needle connected with the positive pole, and thinks this the safest plan, as the current passes just as well through N. Y. Med. Jour., March, 1877. the liquid when only one pole is inserted, and because the negative pole gives more pain and is more likely to produce burning and sloughing. 7. Kind of needles, insulated or not. He thinks that the mildness of the currents renders insulation of the needles unnecessary, and uses platinum, and preferably steel needles, of the size of a knitting-needle, pointed. One needle is introduced, the other pole applied to the skin with a sponge or metallic electrode, if the latter, separated from the skin by a layer of blotting-paper soaked in salt water. Dr. J. W. Von Ehrenstein, physician in charge of an electro-therapeutic institute in Dresden, has been placed third on the list, not because he was the last to practise the method, for indeed he claims precedence of all others in having developed the plan, but because his first two brief publications followed those of Fieber and Semeleder, and with another subsequent one contain no detailed description of the method which he styles his own, but merely long notes of one case, and the mere mention of a number of others claimed to have been cured thereby. Published as these two communications were in a journal having comparatively little circulation in this country outside...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236499875
  • 9781236499875