WALTER M. SIMPSON, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.; FRED K. KISLIG, M.D., F.A.C.S.; EDWIN C. SITTLER, B.S. (ENG.)
It is now generally agreed that fever is essentially a protective and defensive mechanism. It is known that the fever which accompanies infection exerts an adverse influence upon the growth of bacteria, diminishes the potency of toxins, favors phagocytosis, and stimulates the development of immune bodies.1 The gradual abandonment of antipyretic drugs has naturally followed the recognition of these facts. More effective physical agents are now utilized to combat extreme hyperpyrexia.
The monumental researches of Wagner-Jauregg introduced artificially-induced fever as an important addition to the therapeutic armamentarium against many chronic afebrile diseases. The remarkable results which have been achieved with
SIMPSON WM, KISLIG FK, SITTLER EC. ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY PYRETOTHERAPY OF NEUROSYPHILIS1: A Preliminary Report. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:64–75. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-1-64
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(1):64-75.
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