Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

ELECTROSTATIC ELECTRICITY AS A POSSIBLE FACTOR IN PRURITUS OF DRY SKIN DERMATOSES

ELECTROSTATIC ELECTRICITY AS A POSSIBLE FACTOR IN PRURITUS OF DRY SKIN DERMATOSES This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract AMEASURABLE can be formed on the surface of an object which is a relatively poor conductor of electricity. Friction is the usual mechanism whereby this surface charge is produced. This is easily demonstrated by rubbing wool on an amber rod. This electrostatic charge remains relatively static on the surface of an object, but it is rapidly dissipated when the object is grounded. PRELIMINARY STUDIES In the past year we have been investigating electrostatic electricity as a possible factor in pruritus of dry skin dermatoses, and have determined the following facts: The body surface harbors an electrostatic charge, and the quantity of this charge is measurable with an electrostatic voltmeter. The voltage is quite variable; in different persons it ranges from a few volts to more than a thousand volts. We have found that patients who have a dry skin tend to have a higher voltage than http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

ELECTROSTATIC ELECTRICITY AS A POSSIBLE FACTOR IN PRURITUS OF DRY SKIN DERMATOSES

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/electrostatic-electricity-as-a-possible-factor-in-pruritus-of-dry-skin-Msy4ePWlFV
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1955 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-5359
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1955.01540260082017
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract AMEASURABLE can be formed on the surface of an object which is a relatively poor conductor of electricity. Friction is the usual mechanism whereby this surface charge is produced. This is easily demonstrated by rubbing wool on an amber rod. This electrostatic charge remains relatively static on the surface of an object, but it is rapidly dissipated when the object is grounded. PRELIMINARY STUDIES In the past year we have been investigating electrostatic electricity as a possible factor in pruritus of dry skin dermatoses, and have determined the following facts: The body surface harbors an electrostatic charge, and the quantity of this charge is measurable with an electrostatic voltmeter. The voltage is quite variable; in different persons it ranges from a few volts to more than a thousand volts. We have found that patients who have a dry skin tend to have a higher voltage than

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1955

There are no references for this article.