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Preliminary Remarks

Source: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication

The author wishes to caution the reader not to rely merely on the forms
of treatment here prescribed, but to study thoroughly the principles
taught in the preceding pages, until he shall have mastered them, and
can judge for himself of the correctness of these prescriptions. It
should be remembered, however, that the diseases here considered are
viewed in their simple or uncomplicated states. Where complications
exist, the treatment must be modified according to the judgment of the

In these instructions, it is always to be understood that the treatment
prescribed is with cords of equal length, except when the long cord
is especially mentioned.

In most of the local diseases here named, particularly those which are
electrically negative, it is desirable to supplement the local
treatment prescribed with occasional general tonic treatment, where,
in the judgment of the practitioner, it can be given without detriment
to the local affection.

In all treatments, the electrodes should be moistened with warm water.

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