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English: British Help American Wounded- Rehabilitation and Treatment, UK, 1944
A serviceman undergoes short wave diathermy treatment in a mesh cubicle or 'cage' at a hospital somewhere in Britain. Short wave diathermy is the application of radio waves around of 50-100 MHz frequency to the body to induce deep heat in tissues, used as part of physiotherapy, which can be applied continuously or pulsed. The original caption states that "it promotes deep healing - it heals septic conditions through dressings, for instance. This machine gives off wireless waves which interferes with short wave transmission. That is the reason from the wire box, which breaks up the waves". A nurse administers the treatment.
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Part of Ministry of Information Second World War Official Collection
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