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October 17, 1925

Les rayons ultra-violets et associés en thérapeutique.

JAMA. 1925;85(16):1245. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670160071032

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Heretofore, information concerning the nature and action of ultraviolet rays and their therapeutic application has been scattered through various periodicals. This and the commercial propaganda carried on by manufacturers of ultraviolet apparatus have created a chaotic impression in the minds of physicians generally. In preparing this book, Dr. Saidman has sought to reestablish order by making information available, concerning not only the physical and photo-chemical characteristics of ultraviolet rays, but also their physiologic effects and their application to the treatment of disease. The book is divided into three parts, the first part dealing with the sources of ultraviolet rays; the second, with their physiologic action, and the third, with their therapeutic application. In the first part the author discusses the emission of ultraviolet rays by different substances, including the metals, the natural sources, and the various artificial sources. In discussing the latter, he gives a good account of the physical

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