Traite? d'electricite? Medicale ; Recherches Physiologiques et Cliniques.
by ONIMUS, Nicolas Joseph Ernest (1840-1915); Charles LEGROS (1834-1873).
Paris:: Felix Alcan, 1888., 1888. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. vii, , 1088 pp. 275 illustrations; upper third of half-title page cut out, occasional light foxing. Contemporary quarter dark-brown gilt-stamped cloth, paste paper over boards; rubbed. Very good. Second edition, revised and considerably enlarged. Onimus, a pioneer in the use of electricity in medicine, and a proponent of heliotherapy, devoted his studies to electro-therapeutics. The first edition of this work was issued in 1872 (vii, 802 pages). An English edition was issued, A practical introduction to medical electricity, (1878) and translated by A de Watteville. / The work is divided into two parts: [I] Electrical apparatus, and [II] Physical and chemical effects of electric currents. Among the contents within are treatments for: writer's cramp, cramp associated with telegraph operators, paralysis, hysteria, chorea, epilepsy, tetanus, atrophy, pseudo-paralytic infantile contracture, experiments on the brain of various animals, of bone marrow, treating problems related to nutrition, treatment of clubfoot or flat-footedness, treatments for other leg or foot deformities, female medical needs, skin disorders, heart, the nervous system, etc. / Bakken p. 270. See: Christine Blondel, « La Reconnaissance de l'electricite medicale et ses « machines a Guerir » par les scientifique français (1880-1930). »
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