• L. A. Geddes


The history and present state of the art of electronarcosis is reviewed. Whenever possible the parameters employed by the investigators cited are given. The characteristic signs of the state are surveyed and possible mechanisims of action are discussed. An extensive reference list is appended to the paper.


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Ce travail décrit l’état actuel de l’électronarcose en rappelant l’histoire de son développement. Les paramètres électriques employés par les chercheurs cités sont donnés dans tous les cas ou cela est possible. Les signes caractéristiques de l’état de l’électronarcose ainsi que ses différents modes d’application sont étudiés. Une bibliographe étendue est jointe.


Über die bisherigen Ergebnisse der Entwicklung bis zum heutigen Zeitpunkt wird berichtet. Soweit möglich werden die von den angeführten Forschern verwandten elektrischen Parameter angegeben. Die großen Linien der Entwicklung werden herausgestrichen und mögliche Anwendungen erörtert. Eine ausführliche Literaturangabe befindet sich im Anhang.


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  • L. A. Geddes
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  1. 1.Division of Biomedical EngineeringBaylor University College of MedicineHouston

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