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A HANDBOOK

OF

MEDICAL ELECTRICITY

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MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR THE PARALYSED AND EPILEPTIC,
MEDICAL OFFICER FOR ELECTRICAL TREATMENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK

CHILDREN, GREAT ORMOND STREET.

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LONDON
J: AND A. CHURCHILL, NEW BURLINGTON STREET

PREFACE.

I SHOULD hesitate to add to the multitude of trea

HOULI tises upon medical electricity which are before the profession did I know of any which, avoiding contested points in electro-physiology and therapeutics, teach the busy practitioner not only when to use electricity, but in explicit and full detail, how; and which in moderate bulk contain only what it is essential to master. For a book of this sort I believe there is a general want, and that want I have endeavoured to supply. I claim no originality. There will be found here no new ground opened out, but only an earnest endeavour to sift the wheat of our existing knowledge from the chaff, and to make the reader as much at home with his electrical as with his other medical instruments; and further to lead him to estimate electricity at its fair and proved value in therapeutics, as an

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