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The Medcraft Model B24 Mark III unit was virtually the only ECT device manufactured in the U.S. after 1970, and it provided options that weren't offered in older models such as glissando, a gradual rising current, which claimed to provide a slower onset of seizure, and therefore less incidences of bone fracture. This model is still widely used in modern day ECT treatments, according to late 1990s literature.

The unit could deliver 70 to 170 volts at durations ranging from 0.1 to 1 second. The settings on this one seemed to be cranked to its maximum potential.

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