Quartz light therapy has been included in the treatment of urogenital tuberculosis for the past eight years. It is not used alone but is a part of the general plan of treatment. The general plan is to remove the active lesions by surgery, so far as this may be done advantageously, and then to follow the surgery by a long course of after care. The after care, as is also the treatment of inoperable patients, is based on the traditional method of treating tuberculosis; namely, rest, fresh air and proper diet. To these are added other measures and procedures that have been found useful and that seem indicated in the various kinds of patients. Among the useful measures is quartz light therapy.
The air cooled mercury vapor quartz lamps of both the older and the newer types have been employed for the local irradiation of sinuses and for general irradiations
WANG SL. QUARTZ LIGHT THERAPY IN UROGENITAL TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1935;104(9):720–722. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760090024007
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