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February 20, 1926

Ultra-Violet Radiation and Actinotherapy.

JAMA. 1926;86(8):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670340053037

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This is a modest, concise treatise, written with a simplicity of style and a conservatism that is pleasing. The authors state that they have deliberately avoided any temptation to empiricisin and enthusiasm. The material for the book was drawn from the extensive experience of the collaborators, who served in a large war pension hospital in England, as well as from critical observation in private practice. The book describes principally the use of ultraviolet radiation in the authors' own practice. The subject matter is logically arranged and simply presented, and the theoretical portion, that dealing with the chemical and biologic factors of radiant energy, is well substantiated by authentic laboratory findings. The mechanical construction of ultraviolet emanation apparatus is broadly dealt with and the relative merits of the mercury vapor lamps versus the carbon arc or impregnated tungsten carbon is intelligently discussed, the tungsten carbon lamp being assigned a place of

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