Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mediatorzy/ftp/moodle/lib/weblib.php on line 1081
Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/mediatorzy/ftp/moodle/lib/weblib.php on line 1165
Special Editor for Gynecologv and Obstetrics.
C. E. DE M. S.\jous,
Editor and Chairman.
THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE GREATER
CITY OF NEW YORK.
Annua! Meeting, Held January 20, 1913.
The President, Dr. Reynold Webb Wilcox, in the Chair.
Election of Officers. â The annua! election of officers
resulted as follows : Recording secretary. Dr. P. Bryn-
berg Porter: chairman for the Borough of Brooklyn. Dr.
Robert R Coughlin : chairman for the Borough of Rich-
mond, Dr. William Bryan; member of the council, Dr.
Louis F. Bishop.
Protest against the Reporting of Venereal Diseases.
â The following resolutions, presented by Dr. William S.
Gottheil, were adopted :
Resolved, That the recent official request of the New
York Board of Health for all physicians to report prompt-
ly to them all cases of syphilis, gonorrheal infection, and
chancroid, together with the source of infection, if ob-
tainable, is an undesirable and useless invasion of the
most confidential relationship between physician and pa-
tient. The mere compilation of statistics in venereal dis-
eases has no value, and the attempt to make it in this
manner is a direct incentive to falsification and disobe-
dience to the law. The measure is of value only as a
step toward the relegation of these cases to the Board
of Health, and its ultimate effect will be to promote self
medication and quackery.
Resolved. That a committee be appointed to arrange Buy Midamor
suitable action in regard to this matter, and report at the
next meeting of the association.
Annual Reports. â The reports of the Council, the
corresponding secretary, and the treasurer were presented.
The statistics given by the recording secretary showed a
substantial gain in the membership of the association Midamor Tablets dur-
ing the year.
High Tension Electricity as a Remedy; with Demon-
stration of Methods and of Cases, Including Sarcoma
and Hepatic Cirrhosis. â This paper, by Dr. J. Herman
Branth. appears in the present issue of the Journ,\l, on
Dr. Frederick De Kr.\ft said that the results which Dr.
PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES.
Branth had obtained by the utilization of high potential,
high frequency currents in the cases presented were very
remarkable. In order that it might be understood how
Dr. Branth achieved his success he would briefly consider
the method of producing these currents. If we attached
a pair of small Leyden jars to each of the two prime
conductors of a static machine and had the sliding rods
slightly apart, the machine running at fair speed, we
noted the rapid passage of sparks at the sliding rods. A
pair of electrodes attached to the outer coatings and held
the same length apart would also show a shower of sparks.
Such an arrangement was shown by Dr. William J. Mor-
ton in March, 1881. under the name of static induced
current. D'Arsonval interposed a stout copper spiral be-
tween the outer coatings, utilizing the same arrangement.
Tesla utilized the inductive properties of a D'Arsonval
spiral on a secondary spiral of greater length, interposing
insulating material between the two, for obtaining cur-
rents of high potential and high frequency; the D'.^rson-
val current being of low potential. That these currents
could be made to penetrate the tissue could be clearly
shovvn. A pair of electrodes attached to opposite sides of
a D'Arsonval spiral were placed against the opposite sides
of a potato and a current of 1,500 or more millianperes
was passed for two or three minutes ; steam was seen to
rise from the potato very quickly. In cutting through the
potato, we could see that the interior was cooked and
mealy, while the skin was as yet untouched. We could
clearly trace the lines of current passage by the degree
of cooking. Prolonged cooking would dry out the very
centre in a straight line, while the rest of the potato was
still moist and steaming. We could utilize this principle
in practice. We could heat an organ to any degree.
Dr. Branth had utilized a Tesla coil energized by a
Toepler-Holtz static machine of remarkable efficiency, and