Patient being treated with "fever therapy" in a Kettering hypertherm cabinet, U.S. Marine Hospital, New Orleans, 1937
|Other names||therapeutic fever|
Pyrotherapy (artificial fever) is a method of treatment by raising the body temperature or sustaining an elevated body temperature (caused by a fever). In general, the body temperature was maintained at 41°C (105°F). Many diseases were treated by this method in the first half of the 20th century. In general, it was done by exposing the patient to hot baths, warm air, or (electric) blankets.
- Natuurwetenschap & Techniek Magazine, october 2010
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- The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1927, "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica" - NobelPrize.org
- Charles B. Barton (November 13, 2014). "Neuromuscular Therapy Procedure". Human Repair Services.
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- Braslow, Joel T. (1997). Mental ills and bodily cures: Psychiatric treatment in the first half of the twentieth century. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-20547-2.
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