publication . Article . 2016

Nikola Tesla and medicine: 160th anniversary of the birth of the genius who gave light to the world - part II

Vučević, Danijela; Đorđević, Drago; Radosavljević, Tatjana;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Medical review, volume 69, pages 391-401 (issn: 0025-8105, eissn: 1820-7383, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Library of Serbia
Abstract
Introduction. Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943) was a genius inventor and scientist, whose contribution to medicine is remarkable. Part I of this article reviewed special contributions of the world renowned scientist to the establishment of radiology as a new discipline in medicine. This paper deals with the use of Tesla currents in medicine. Tesla Currents in Medicine. Tesla's greatest impact on medicine is his invention of a transformer (Tesla coil) for producing high frequency and high voltage currents (Tesla currents). Tesla currents are used in diathermy, as they, while passing through the body, transform electrical energy into a therapeutic heat. In 1891, Tesla p...
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free text keywords: History of Medicine, Famous Persons, Portraits as Topic, Radiology, X-Rays, Radiography, Radiation Effects, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Ozone, Radio Waves, Diathermy, Wireless Technology, Classics, Physiology, Genius, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2016

Nikola Tesla and medicine: 160th anniversary of the birth of the genius who gave light to the world - part II

Vučević, Danijela; Đorđević, Drago; Radosavljević, Tatjana;