Re: Electric bath?

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz" <acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br>
> Hi:
> The paper, by Tesla, "High frequency oscillators for electro-therapeutic
> and other purposes" (The Electric Engineer, 1898), was reprinted in the
> Proceedings of the IEEE, July 1999.

	Read that article with some interest; some of it sounds pretty
reasonable and some of it sounds very Elizabethan.  Of course, people
were still writing about the use of Tesla coils for medical purposes at
least 30 years later.......  Never have seen any evidence to indicate
that those treatments did any good, or any harm either (except, perhaps,
to the pocket books of the patients).  Diathermy is a different matter,
of course, and certainly spark oscillators can turn out plenty of cheap
RF power for that purpose.