1901 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
ought to be kept in view. I do not see so much resemblance between melancholia and neurasthenia as between incipient paresis and neurasthenia. Dr. Daniel R. Brower, closing-The hot-air baths and the hot pack meet the very important indication of elimination by the skin, and are both sedative to the nervous system. The hot pack should be given on a lounge close to the bed, so that the patient may be placed in the bed without exposure. As to electricity, one of the mysteries of the times is the
more » ... ct that we have so many in the profession who fail to realize the curative power of electricity per se, and refer its effects to suggestion alone. Yet these same persons must recognize its great economic power; the electric light, the telephone and the automobile must constantly force this upon them, and then they must recognize its power to decompose water, and destroy tissue. Even regarding it as a purely suggestive agent, I ask those who decry its us"e, what more convenient agent of this sort can you find? But I beg of them to consider carefully the physiological action of the several forms, in use, before they begin their suggestive treatments.
doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470040013001e fatcat:6cmqvnxn3nfszevlxwclhirh2e