Anesthesiologists use a variety of tools and techniques both to provide surgical anesthesia and to manage pain. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is the non-invasive application of low-intensity electrical current to the head. It has been studied for its effectiveness as a treatment for pain, insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many other medical conditions. Experiments toward the successful production of surgical anesthesia through CES began in the early 20th century, and continue today. CES has also been used as an adjunct to local anesthesia.
The Elektrodorm 1 was developed in the early 1960s by F. M. Wageneder, M.D., and his colleagues in the Anesthetic Department of the Surgical Clinic of the University of Graz, in Graz, Austria. It was manufactured by AVL. The company was founded n Graz, Austria, in 1948 by engineer, inventor and entrepreneur Hans List, PhD (1896-1996), and continues to be headquartered in Graz. The Elektrodorm shown here was the gift of H. Wiedemann, M.D.
Catalog Record: AVL Elektrodorm-1 Contact [email protected] for catalog record.