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Joseph Franz Domin (1754-1819) and His Contribution to Electrotherapy

Habek, Dubravko; ?erkez Habek, Jasna; ?artolovni, Anto


Dubravko Habek

Jasna ?erkez Habek


Joseph Franz Domin (1754-1819) as the croatian theologian and philosopher is primary animist (vitalist), and in practice he has worked as physicist - mechanist, although the humoral theory at that time will be a foundation of medical philosophy more than twenty centuries from Hippocrates to the half of 19th century and Virchow's cellular theory. Besides his academic and researcher's work he has been working on electrotherapy of numerous conditions and diseases about which he has published (cephalea, neuralgia, paresis, plegias, pterigyum oculi, rheumatisms, Gicht, epilepsia, arthralgias, febres etc). The latter is undoubtedly progressive natural scientific theory which at that time have widely spread at Habsburgs Monarchy Universities and as proof between first and second Wien's medical school by integration of other scientific branches (physics and chemistry) in medicine. According to the various researchers Domin was an author of the first electrotherapy manual published in Zagreb, practitioner of electrotherapy in pregalvanic era in contemporary Austrian empire and for sure a scientist who have left a significant remark in contemporary applied physics in medicine, which continued in professional and scientific elaborations not until the end of the 19th century.


Habek, D., ?erkez Habek, J., & ?artolovni, A. (2020). Joseph Franz Domin (1754-1819) and His Contribution to Electrotherapy. 00 Journal not listed, 32(sup.4), S432-S435

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 4, 2020
Publication Date Nov 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 10, 2021
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Psychiatria Danubina
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue sup.4
Pages S432-S435
Keywords Joseph Franz Domin; Physic; Electrotherapy; Croatia; History of medicine
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