Practical Electrotherapeutics and Diathermy 1924 ~G. Betton Massey ~Electrotherapy ~Galvanism ~Surgery & Medicine ~Oncology ~Medical Physics


Title: Practical Electrotherapeutics and Diathermy
Author: G. [George] Betton Massey, M.D.

Description: First edition, first printing. Green cloth boards with gilt stamped spine. Some paper residue stuck to rear cover; slight wear at spine ends and corners. Interior is unmarked and generally clean. 157 illustrations. xvi, 401 pages. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.  

1920s treatise on the surgical and medical use of electricity and diathermy, illustrated, with background material on the physics of electricity and descriptions of the devices and instruments used. Includes descriptions of the techniques of treatment for various diseases and ailments, including cancer, nervous disorders, issues of gynecology, urology, proctology, dermatology, opthalmology, and nose and throat.   

Dr. George Betton Massey (1856-1927) served as the first President of the American Electro-Therapeutic Association in 1891. He had a private practice in Philadelphia and was considered one of the city's top cancer specialists. Between 1880-1887 he served in the position of electrotherapist at the Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. In 1904 he co-founded the American Oncologic Hospital in Philadelphia, one of the county's first cancer hospitals. He was born in the village of Massey, Kent County, Maryland.  


I. The Electric Nature of Matter.
II. Currents of Electric Power.
III. Direct Current Power for the Production of Surgical Effects.
IV. Chemical Effects Released within Living Tissue by Direct Current Power.
V. Ionization, or the Diffusion of Remedial Ions in Medicine and Surgery.
VI. The Physics of Heat Production within Living Tissues by Electric Power.
VII. Wave Currents.
VIII. High Frequency Currents.
IX. Static Electricity.
X. Electricity and Diathermy in General Surgery.
[Chapters XI-XIX cover the use of electricity in the treatment of the following]:
XI. Industrial and Reconstructive Surgery.
XII. Oncology. XIII. Gynecology.
XIV. Diseases of the Abdominal Organs.
XV. Urology and Proctology.
XVI. Dermatology.
XVII. Diseases of the Nose and Throat.
XVIII. Opthalmology.
XIX. Diseases of the Nervous System.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Year: 1924

Keywords: electrotherapy, galvanism, medicine, surgery, medical treatments, oncology, history,

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