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_Erysipelas_ being commonly the reflexion of an internal dise...

Treatment Of Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever

In _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarlet-fever_, whi...

Dripping Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath

To apply the _dripping sheet_, a tin bathing hat or a large w...

Declining Limb A

See Limbs, Drawn up. ...


Foreign bodies in the pleural cavity should be immediately re...

A Summing Up

GIVE up resentment, give up unhealthy resistance. ...


Is a disease springing from disordered digestion, and caused s...

Cold In The Head

Infants often are prevented sucking by this form of cold closi...

Scarlet Fever

This fever assumes two principal forms: Simple or mild, and M...

Eyes Cataract On

This disease has been arrested, and in earlier stages even cur...

Ears Singing In The

Partial deafness is often accompanied by noises in the ear, wh...

Skin Creeping

A sensation sometimes very much annoys patients, which they de...

The Relative Anatomy Of The Male Pelvic Organs

As the abdomen and pelvis form one general cavity, the organs...


This is severe pain in one part or other of the body, sometime...


It is essential that the patient on whom the examination is t...


During an epidemic of scarlatina in 1836 two of my children w...


Clothing should be light yet warm, and sufficiently free so as...

A Healthy Colon

From my point of view the most amazing part of this whole exp...

Papilloma Forceps

Papillomata do not infiltrate; but superficial repullulation...

Deformities Of The Urinary Bladder The Operations Of Sounding For Stone Of Catheterism And Of Puncturing The Bladder Above The Pubes

The urinary bladder presents two kinds of deformity--viz., co...

The Electric Circuit

Source: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication

The Electric Circuit is made up of any thing and every thing which
serves to conduct the electric current in its passage--outward and
returning--from where it leaves the inner surfaces of the zinc plates in
the battery cell to where it comes back again to the outer surfaces of
the same plates. When the conducting-cords are not attached to the
machine, or when the communication between the cords is not complete, if
the machine be running, the circuit is then composed of the battery
fluid, the platina plate, the posts, the connecting-wires, which unite
the battery with the helix, the helical wires, and their appendages for
the vibrating action. But when a patient is under treatment, the
conducting-cords, the electrodes, and so much of the patient's person as
is traversed by the current while passing from the positive electrode
through to the negative electrode, are also included in the whole
circuit. And whatever elements may serve to conduct the current in any
part of its circuit--be they metal, fluid, nerve, muscle, or bone--the
same are all, for the time, component parts of one complete magnet,
which, in all its parts, is subject to the law of polarization,
precisely as if it were one magnetized bar of steel. Usually, however,
it is sufficient for practical purposes to contemplate the circuit as
consisting only of that which the current passes through in going from
the point where it leaves the positive post and enters into the negative
cord, around to the point where it leaves the positive cord and enters
into the negative post.

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