Medicine: Juice and Pneumonia

Several acute cases of pneumonia have been alleviated by passing a high-frequency alternating electric current through the lungs. The treatments were conducted at St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken, New Jersey, under the direction of Dr. H. V. Broeser, X-ray specialist, after the method had been introduced by Dr. Harry E. Stewart, of Yale University, in a series of twenty cases at the United States Marine Hospital, Staten Island.

The use of electric currents internally, known as " diathermy," is no novelty in many diseases, and external heat-producing agents, such as mustard plasters, have been...

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