from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The branch of medical science which treats of the applications agent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The treatment of disease by means of electricity; the principles and doctrines of such treatment as a branch of medicine; electropathy.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Neither do I believe that, in a therapeutic sense, there is much difference between the various batteries ordinarily found described in text-books on electro-therapeutics.
Inferior instruments and such as are liable to get out of order frequently, have time and again been the means of discouraging the beginner in electro-therapeutics, and causing him to abandon the study of an art, the pursuit of which would have well repaid him for all his labor.
In this course is given also instruction in electro-therapeutics.
This manifestly modified our views of therapeutics and revolutionized electro-therapeutics by pointing out the exact physiological and psychic effects of every portion of the surface of the body, when subject to local treatment, and hence, originating new methods of electric practice, in which many results were produced not heretofore deemed possible.