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Logo of procrsmedFormerly medchtJournal of the Royal Society of MedicineProceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
 
Proc R Soc Med. 1935 December; 29(2): 171–186.
PMCID: PMC2075673

Electro-therapy 1910-1935, including Experiments in the Induction of Artificial Fever

(Section of Physical Medicine)

Abstract

Recent advances in direct-current technique, especially the advantages of ionization with such drugs as histamine.

Faradic-current improvements, especially in connexion with the grid-glow valve; oscillo-graphic tracings of various modifications of this current.

Heat and electro-pyrexia examined in particular reference to the type of apparatus producing the most comfortable form of pyrexia in a one-hour's treatment. Advantages of inductothermy in producing hyperpyrexia.

Scope of hyperpyrexia treatments, in particular reference to their beneficial effects in gonorrhœa, neurosyphilis, asthma, arthritis, &c. Necessity for hyperpyrexia treatment to be under the charge of a qualified practitioner.

Progress in ultra-violet-light therapy. A new apparatus for treatment of lupus. Improved clinical results in cases of burns, pruritus, varicose ulcers and diseases of the lymphatic system. A strong band (about 10,000A°) not clinically recognized is present in a water-cooled Kromayer Lamp. Emphasis is laid upon the penetrative power of this beam and its powerful selective effect upon lymphatic tissues.

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