A System of Electrotherapeutics: Vols. II Through VI.

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Page 130 - It is often very efficacious in advanced cases of obstruction as a palliative measure, rendering catheterism easy and painless, relieving spasm; lessening the tendency to constipation, and improving the general health.
Page 143 - If a man has sexual organs, including the prostate, not manifestly diseased or wasted, and has erections and occasional nocturnal emissions and any sexual desire, you may be sure that he is not impotent unless he has very clear facts to prove that he is. The statements that hypochondriacs make to show that they are or are becoming impotent are usually evidence that they are not.
Page 119 - ... the glandular tissue contracts, and by shrinkage the size is diminished. The stimulation gives new life and healthy action. Each repetition of the operation acts similarly, and perhaps on another part of the hypertrophy. The operation must be continued until the cure is effected.
Page 1 - a maximum current is sent through a given external resistance, when the resistance of the battery is equal to the external resistance.
Page 38 - ... less retractile cicatrix, and wonders that Newman relies on chemical absorption as an effect of the electrolytic action. That the same thing is meant, is evident from the previous statement, as well as from the description of the modus operandi by Mallez and Tripier, who lay great stress, and rely on the chemical and not on the caustic effect that would result from the application of the positive pole or the approximation of the two poles. With such a definition, which is taken from Mallez and...
Page 39 - Still, every one has his right of opinion and free expression; and if the opponents of this method desire it, the columns of the Times and Register are equally at their service.
Page 58 - The plates must be immersed in the fluid before the electrodes are placed on the patient, and raised again after the electrodes have been removed. 9. All operations must begin and end while the battery is at zero, increasing and decreasing the current slowly and gradually by one cell at a time, avoiding any shock to the patient.
Page 33 - The negative pole attracts the alkalis and hydrogen, and coagulates albumen and causes absorption. Hence, the positive pole acts and burns like an acid, which is not only exceedingly painful, but may leave a hard, resilient cicatrix. On the other hand, the negative pole acts more like a caustic alkali, which does not hurt so severely during the application, and leaves, if carried to excess, a cicatrix that is soft and retractile. From this, it is evident that for the immediate destruction of tumors...
Page 32 - ... following facts : The electrode connected with the positive pole of the battery is called the anode, and the one with the negative pole is called the cathode. The decomposition of the electrolyte is the splitting up of its molecules into their elements or atoms, which are called ions; hence, anions appear at the positive, and cations at the negative, pole. The ions may be single atoms of an element or molecules. Nicholson and Carlisle discovered this process of electrical decomposition in the...
Page 13 - The instrument is a conical tube of hard rubber, which can be inserted into the urethra from one to two inches; a soft rubber ring pushed against the meatus prevents leakage. A stop-cock regulates the supply of the fluid, the top of which is used as one binding post to attach the tip of one rheophore. The other end of the tube is used for the attachment of the rubber tube for the introduction...

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