This section is from the book "A Treatise On Therapeutics, And Pharmacology Or Materia Medica Vol1", by George B. Wood. Also available from Amazon: Part 1 and Part 2.
For a minute description of the palsy so apt to follow attacks of diphtheria, to which the attention of the profession has been especially called only of late, the reader is referred to my Treatise on the Practice of Medicine (6th ed., ii. 514). In mentioning it here, my object is to state that, in the cases which have been examined in reference to the electric condition of the muscles, they were found to possess sensibility to the galvanic influence; and that electricity is one of the remedies to which, with suitable adjuvant measures, the disease has yielded most readily. It is probable that faradisation in this, as in the rheumatic variety of the disease, is the form in which the remedy will prove most effective.