Electricity and Life-From the Electrical Experimenter May 1917

This is a great article written by Dr. Frederick Finch Strong-lecturer on Electro-Therapeutics-Medical School Boston for the Electrical Experimenter May 1917.

In the March number of the Electrical Experimenter the author pointed out that high frquency currents,when properly tuned,acted as "Vital Boosters",increasing all the functions of the body and helping it to resist and throw off disease. This vitalizing effect is not due to the mere liberation of heat in the tissues,for it is produced by the very High voltage ("Tesla") currents as well as by the extremely low amperage ("D'Arsonval") currents from which the thermic effects are usually obtained.

When the writer demonstrated the first therapeutic Tesla Coil and the first Vacuum Electrode-(in 1896 before a Boston Medical Society)-and suggested that the method was destined to come into general use as a vitalizing agent,he was laughed at by his colleagues:yet today there is scarcely a well-equipped physician's office in this country or in Europe that does not contain some form of therapeutic high frequency apparatus.Even the Barber shops of the present time have their small "Violet Ray" outfit:and they are not by any means "fakes" for they produce real results,such as the relief of headache,neuralgia,skin disease,etc.

Unlike many other forms of electricity,these currents may be administered to patients with perfect safety.In 20 years experience in Electro_Therapeustics the author has never known of harmful results from the use of Tesla currents applied through a vacuum electrode.The writer is a firm believer in the use of the Tesla currents in the home-if each member of the family could receive a 10 minute daily treatment from a small high frequency apparatus,the general standard of health would be greatly increased.This has been demonstrated in hundreds of cases.The author has interviewed a number of more prominent authorities on medical electricity and they agree as to the vitalizing effects resulting from the daily high frequency treatments.uned

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