Electricity in medicine

Much earlier than in technology, electricity was used in medicine. From what only doctors did not treat the newfangled electric discharges: from cold and rheumatism, from eye diseases and from cough, from headaches and insanity, from gout and paralysis, from insomnia and calluses. Not surprisingly, in the creation of an isolated electrical cable, medicine is also a priority.

Much earlier than in technology, electricity was used in medicine

Electricity in medicine was used to eliminate toothache. It was necessary to bring an electric current into the oral cavity, which was closed on a sick tooth. With non-insulated conductors, such an operation can not be carried out. Andrey Timofeevich Bolotov (1738-1833) took a curved wire and then, as he writes: "...he threaded on the wire a lot of ordinary glass carvings, how many of them could fit, and wrapped them on top of silk cloth, obsurguchil and then reached desired". Thus appeared the prototype of a modern cable. A.T. Bolotov - the person is very amazing in Russian history. Writer and scientist, one of the founders of domestic agronomical science, a military interpreter, he worked for some time as the manager of a large estate, where he treated the peasants and for the period 1792-1803 he published a number of books on electricity in medicine. He also first used the term "isolate", derived from the Latin "isola" - an island. This term quickly appeared among electrical engineers, and a hundred years later - already at the beginning of this century - firmly established in medicine in a completely different meaning: "isolator" - a room for isolation of infectious patients.

With the help of electrical discharges for a long time treated a lot of diseases: rheumatism, colds, migraines, and various mental disorders. Today, electricity in medicine also holds an important place in the treatment of patients. The most common current treatment procedures are as follows. Galvanization is the process of affecting a person with a constant electric current of low power (up to 50 mA) and low voltage (30-80 V) for therapeutic and preventive purposes. Electrosleep therapy is the therapeutic effect of a pulsed low frequency current and a small force on the patient. In this case, the patient is in a state close to bed. It is used for diseases of the central nervous and cardiovascular system. Electrostimulation is an effect on organs and tissues that have lost their normal functionality, impulse currents. Ultrasound therapy uses sinusoidal high-frequency current to improve blood and lymph circulation.

As you can see, electricity in medicine is already used by doctors for decades. The beneficial effect of currents of varying frequency and voltage is beyond doubt.