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October 1, 1910

AMERICAN ELECTRO-THERAPEUTIC ASSOCIATION: Twentieth Annual Convention, held at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Sept. 13-15, 1910

Author Affiliations

Hartford, Conn., in the Chair

JAMA. 1910;55(14):1223-1224. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330140067032

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Abstract

The Physics of Light Therapy  Dr. T. D. Crothers, Hartford, Conn., reported an exhaustive study of the theories of light, of the many forms and modifications of light, and of the diverse ways in which light is utilized in treatment of disease.

Report on Phototherapy and Apparatus  Dr. C. R. Dickson, Toronto, Canada: Further observations have served to confirm the theory, which is now a well-established fact, that light rays do penetrate the skin and underlying tissues and exert their influence not alone locally, as when concentrated in the treatment of local lesions even to the point of desiccation and cauterization, but are also taken up by the circulation and induce systemic changes not equaled by any other physical agent.

Report on Dietetics  Dr. Byron S. Price, New York, read this report, which gave the present-day opinion of authorities in experimental work with regard to foods and their effects

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