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December 24, 1932

The Curative Value of Light: Sunlight and Sun-Lamp in Health and Disease.

JAMA. 1932;99(26):2210. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740780062039

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From a rich experience the author has developed this small, nontechnical volume of authentic information on the therapeutic value of ultraviolet radiation. The profession and the public, having been submerged with widespread misconceptions for many years concerning ultraviolet radiation, should welcome this handy book exposing unfounded beliefs and unwarranted claims. Medical truths of ultraviolet radiation are set forth in simple language and terminology, making popular reading matter for the layman. The public is told how to take sunbaths with natural or artificial sunlight, and is warned of the dangers incident to overexposure. One chapter is devoted to the use of sunlight in tuberculosis, pulmonary and surgical, a subject the author is eminently qualified to discuss. Because the author is a specialist in the field, the Council on Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association selected him as a consultant of light therapy. Much repetition has been resorted to in this

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