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Whole Body Hyperthermia: Biological and Clinical Aspects

  • Michel Gautherie

Part of the Clinical Thermology book series (CLIN THERM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 69-85

About this book

Introduction

1. 1 Background neoplastic diseases which are currently refractory to conventional therapy. All aspects of both preclinical Anticancer effects of elevated (noncauterizing) tem­ and clinical WBH, ranging from molecular biology perature were first observed in ancient Egyptian times and physiology to WBH methodologies and clinical (Oleson and Dewhirst 1983). Hippocrates trials, will be comprehensively reviewed. It is our in­ (460-377 B. C. ) later incorporated fever therapy into a tention to provide the reader with a definitive resource homeopathic approach to disease (Le. , treating a dis­ of to evaluate the current status and future potential ease with a symptom of that disease). In the fourth WBH. In so doing, we will attempt to present the vari­ century, Refus of Ephesus advocated the use of fever ous perspectives and insights derived from the efforts induction to treat malignant diseases (Kluger 1980). of investigators throughout the world. We hope this In the nineteenth century tumor regressions accompa­ will encourage an expanded investigative commitment nying high fevers were reported both by Busch and to this exciting and innovative approach to cancer Bruns (Busch 1866; Bruns 1888). At the end of the therapy.

Keywords

Systemic hyperthermia biophysics cancer chemotherapy clinical trial hyperthermia immunotherapy radiation whole body hyperthermia

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Gautherie
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Thermologie BiomédicaleUniversité Louis Pasteur Institut National de la Santé et de la Récherche MédicaleStrasbourg CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84596-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84598-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84596-3
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