Radio Frequency Stimulation: A Research and Clinical Tool

Science  05 Feb 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3658, pp. 578-582
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3658.578


The radio frequency induction technique is now an important tool in physiological experiments and in the treatment of certain diseases. It has come to play an important role in the treatment of heart block in human patients, where medication has been ineffective. In the case of bladder stimulation, work with animals has shown that the voiding of urine can be induced by electrical stimulation. The successful use of this technique on human patients has yet to be consistently achieved, but there is reason to be optimistic.