The history of electrotherapy of pain--or: what Voltaren has to do with voltage.

@article{Helmstdter2003TheHO,
  title={The history of electrotherapy of pain--or: what Voltaren has to do with voltage.},
  author={Axel Helmst{\"a}dter},
  journal={Die Pharmazie},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={151-3}
}
To reasons not yet completely understood, the pharmaceutical trademark Voltaren or Voltarol refers to the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) who played an important role in the history of electricity. It is shown that electrotherapy has been used for the treatment of pain, gout and rheumatic disorders from ancient times to the present day. This… CONTINUE READING