Lock Jaw


Alternative Medicine

Leej, Arthur - http://www.arthurleej.com/Violet.pdf - Electrical Muscles -
In 1762, Sir William Watson reported on a 7-year-old girl with tetanus. Her jaw was locked and muscles rigid. Her right wrist and hand remained pliant and the muscles controlling speech were unaffected. She could only be fed through a gap created by the extraction of 2 teeth. No treatments worked, so Watson decided to try electricity. At first it didn’t seem to work, but he continued (using electrical therapy). After 6 weeks, she was back to normal...
Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne was the 1st to stimulate individual muscles for general diagnosis. He wrote a book in 1855 about his muscle tests:
De l’électrisation localisée.
In 1857, Hugo von Ziemssen carefully mapped out the entire surface of the body showing the location of the motor points. He marked these with silver nitrate and proved by dissection immediately after death that his clinical charts corresponded with the entrance of the nerves into the muscles. He published anatomical charts showing where to stimulate the motor points, and the facial expressions resulting from the stimulation of the individual facial muscles."