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July 18, 1931

Héliothérapie, actinothérapie et stérols irradiés.

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Par P.-F. Armand-Delille, médecin de l'Hôpital Herold. Paper. Price, 32 francs. Pp. 192, with 84 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(3):203. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730030053041

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The sudden increased interest in the subject of light therapy beginning with Rollier's contribution to heliotherapy and followed by the development of various types of ultraviolet ray lamps makes a plain statement by such an authority as Armand-Delille particularly timely. He has divided the subject into two parts. The first portion deals at great length with heliotherapy, including the historical aspects of the subject, general indications for treatment and special indications, such as climate, geography and season. Definite directions in the application of sunlight are furnished by the author. Besides treating the topic of tuberculosis as a whole, he discusses the clinical types separately. There is a section on treatment of rickets, pregnancy, skin disorders, infantile asthma and debilitated infants. The rôle of different types of open air schools and sun schools is elaborated in a valuable chapter on the normal child. The second and shorter part of the book

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