from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of electrifying. Also spelled
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- noun The act of electrizing; electrification.
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The stimulant and tonic effects under consideration, although shared to some extent by other methods of electrization, are here far more comprehensive and pronounced, a fact which is not surprising, when we reflect that in the electric bath not only are all the organs
While I have thus had frequent occasion here to employ local electrization, I have had but one case of acute rheumatism where I had the opportunity to employ the baths.
The second difference between the electric bath and all other methods of applying electricity is, that _the bath is the only method by means of which general electrization can be realized_.
This proceeding should by no means be looked upon as a “local” method of electrization; on the contrary, it is just as much “general” as the ordinary electric bath.
The most delicate, the aged and children alike, bear them with far more ease, comfort and impunity than any ordinary warm bath, or any but the mildest local electrization.
Local electrization is accompanied by like phenomena, _when we happen to strike the right spot_.
Where the manifestations of the disease are limited to a single joint, or at best a very few joints, or where we have to do with a case of muscular rheumatism — to one group of muscles, local electrization, as
I have already (p. 47) spoken of the comparative merits in this disease of local and general electrization.
As I had strong suspicions that syphilis was at the bottom of the trouble, I also administered iodide of potassium in gradually increasing doses — not however until electrization and strychnia employed for some weeks had failed to do any good.
Accepting this as matter of fact, let us next inquire where and why we are to give _general_ electrization — in other words, the electric bath — the preference over local applications.