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Diagnosis of Peripheral from Central Disease

of Lead Palsy from Paralysis of Radial Nerve

of Real from Feigned Disease
Condition of Electro-Contractility in Paralysis from Disease of

Brain
Condition of Electro-Contractility in Paralysis from Disease of

Spinal Cord
in Hysterical Paralysis
in Wasting Palsy .
in Essential Infantile Paralysis

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CHAPTER IV.

ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS.

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General Considerations
Limitation of Electricity as a Remedy
Effects of Electricity upon Nutrition

upon Secretion
General Electrization
The Electrical Bath
Franklinization .

(a) in Facial Neuralgia
(6) in Sciatica
(c) in Facial Spasm
(d) in Emotional Aphonia
(e) in Hysterical Hyperæsthesia

(f) in Tremor Voltaization.

Dr. Radcliffe's Positive Charge"
The Differential Use of Voltaization and Faradization
Voltaization in Cerebral Disease

of “Sympathetic” (so called) .

of Cord
Therapeutic value of direct Voltaization of the great Nervous

Centres.
Voltaization in Neuralgia
Faradization
Franklinization
Rules for the Application of Electricity in Paralysis
when Irritability is normal

abolished

diminished.
when Irritabiilty is lessened or abolished to Faradism,

but increased to Voltaism
in Atrophic Paralysis from Traumatic Lesion of Nerves
in “Essential” Infantile Paralysis
in Hemiplegia from Cerebral Disease

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when Muscles are lax (6)

rigid in Paraplegia from Myelitis

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Rules for the Application of Electricity in Paralysis,

in Progressive Muscular Atrophy
in Cases of Tremor
in Writer's Cramp
in Torticollis
in Tonic Contraction of Muscles
in Reflex Ascending Contractions
in Hysterical Paralysis

Hyperästhesia
in Local Paralysis

(a) Lead Palsy
(6) Paralysis of Radial Nerve
(c) Facial Paralysis

(d) Paralysis of Ocular Muscles
in Amaurosis
in Deafness
in Glosso-labio-laryngeal Paralysis
in Locomotor Ataxy
in Muscular Rheumatism
in Functional Disorders of Innervation
in Diphtheritic Paralysis
in Affections of the Bladder

Genitals
in Constipation

in Electrolysis Contra-indications to the Use of Electricity Concluding Remarks

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Duchenne's Small Volta-Faradic Instrument
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Details of the above Instrument 21. 22. 23. Duchenne's Magneto-Faradic Instrument 24. Cell of Stöhrer's Induction Instrument 25. Stöhrer's Small Induction Instrument 26. Stöhrer's Large Induction Instrument 27. Meyer and Meltzer's Combined Battery 28. Sponge-holding Rheophore 29. Metallic Disk Rheophore 30. Method of holding Rheophores 31. Clivary Metallic Rheophores 32. Conical Metallic Rheophores 33. Method of Holding Rheophores 34. Ditto 35. Metallic Threads 36. Rectal Rheophore 37. Urethral Rheophore 38. Double Vesical Rheophore (closed) 39. The same (open) 40. Uterine Rheophore (closed) 41. The same (open)

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42. Laryngeal Rheophore . . . . . 43. Aural Rheophore .

. . . . . . 44. Case of Atrophic Paralysis. 45. The same (dorsal surface). 46. The same (after treatment 47. The same writing) . '.. 48. Case of Traumatic Paralysis (before treatment 49. The same (during treatment) . . . . 50. The same after treatment). . . . 51. Infantile Paralysis . . . . . 52. The same 53. Direct View of Foot in Infantile Paralysis 54. Side View 55. Another Case . 56. Atrophic Paralysis of Muscles of Shoulder

scles of Shoulder . 57. Atrophic Paralysis of Deltoid . . 58. Muscles Developed by Faradization : 59. Atrophic Paralysis of Hand (before treatment 60. The same (after treatment) . . . . 61. Case of Torticollis . . . 62. Another Case . . 63. Contraction of Rhomboid (before treatment) 64. The same (after treatment) . . .

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A HANDBOOK

OF

MEDICAL ELECTRICITY.

CHAPTER I.

MEDICAL ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRO-MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS.

The almost complete absence in the medical schools of the great hospitals of opportunities for an adequate study of electro-therapeutics, the importance of the subject, and the wide-spread attention that it is awakening throughout the profession, have determined me to sketch as briefly as is consistent with clearness the present position of the science and practice of medical electricity, and especially of its practice.

I need hardly recall to mind, that until quite recently, to venture to speak of electricity as a curative power was pretty certain to result in the speaker being branded as little better than a quack; and even now, although this universal scepticism

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