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Artificial Fever Produced by the Short Wave Radio and Its Therapeutic Application

C. F. TENNEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(4):457-468. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-457
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For the past fifteen years we have been interested in producing artificial fever as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of diseases of the peripheral circulation and arthritis by injecting a foreign protein intravenously, following the work of Petersen, Miller, and Lusk. This injection produces a chill within thirty minutes to an hour, followed by a rise in temperature of from two to five degrees; this in turn is followed by a sweat. The blood changes are an increase in the number of white blood corpuscles, as well as in the polymorphonuclears, and a slight variation in the chemical constitution


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