A computer-controlled hyperthermia system

Hughes, S.W., Saunders, J.E., & Timothy, A.R. (1988) A computer-controlled hyperthermia system. In Coleridge Smith, P.D. & Scurr, J.H. (Eds.) Medical Applications of Microcomputers. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, London, pp. 137-146.

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Abstract

Hyperthermia, raised temperature, has been used as a means of treating cancer for centuries. Hippocrates (400 BC) and Galen (200 BC) used red-hot irons to treat small tumours. Much later, after the Renaissance, there are many reports of spontaneous tumour regression in patients with fevers produced by erysipelas, malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis and influenza. These illnesses produce fevers of about 40 °C which last for several days. Temperatures of at least 40 °C were found to be necessary for tumour regression. Towards the end of the nineteenth century pyrogenic bacteria were injected into patients with cancer. In 1896, Coly used a mixture of erysipelas and B. prodigeosus, with some success...

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ID Code: 85090
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: cancer, hyperthermia, microwaves, control program, thermocouples
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-1661-5
ISBN: 9781447116639
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1988 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 01 Jul 2015 22:50
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 14:49

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