J. M. Martin

Practical Electro-Therapeutics and X-Ray Therapy

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J. M. Martin
   - Practical Electro-Therapeutics and X-Ray Therapy

Excerpt from Practical Electro-Therapeutics and X-Ray Therapy: With Chapters on Phototherapy, X-Ray in Eye Surgery, X-Ray in Dentistry, and Medico-Legal Aspect of the X-Ray

This book has been written for the student and general practitioner. It has been the object of the author to introduce only such features of the diagnostic and therapeutic work as will be of practical value to a large class of busy physicians who desire to gain an intelligent understanding of the specialty, but have not the time to devote to a more extended study of the subject.

Technicalities have been avoided. No attempt has been made to illustrate or describe the many excellent machines now on the market. Those described represent a type to which they belong, and what is said of them may be applied to all machines of the same type.

The photographs and skiagraphs are from the author's private collection, and are introduced as practical examples of the efficiency of the methods described.

Electric and x-ray methods have proven their worth. They are receiving merited recognition as diagnostic and therapeutic agents in medicine and surgery, and the physician who disregards these methods may be accused of neglect.

It is hoped that this volume will awaken a deeper interest among its readers in the use of electricity and x-ray by showing what may be done by a thorough study and careful application of the methods presented. No attempt has been made to treat any subject exhaustively, but sufficient matter has been presented to convince the most skeptical.

In the preparation of this volume frequent reference has been made to the writings of Kassabian, Tousey, Snow, Massey, Strong. Pusey, Allen, Guilleminot, Belot, Freund, and others, and the author takes occasion to acknowledge his indebtedness for important information to these pioneers in this line of work.

If this volume will be the means of adding to the physician's knowledge, and helps him, in the least way, to better serve the sick and injured who may seek his aid, the object of the author will have been accomplished.

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