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January 16, 1943

Ultra-Violet Light and Its Applications Including a Description of the Numerous Practical Applications Found for Ultraviolet Light and Fluorescence in the Industries, Sciences, and Arts

JAMA. 1943;121(3):222. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840030060031

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This volume deals largely with the utilization of ultraviolet radiation in commercial and technical applications. One chapter is devoted to medical sciences, and it stresses the employment of ultraviolet radiation in diagnostic procedures. Little or nothing is written on therapeutic applications of ultraviolet radiation. There are many clever ideas suggested for using ultraviolet radiation in the practice of surgery, bacteriology, dermatology and pharmacology. How diseased tissues will fluoresce in the presence of ultraviolet is described, and valuable hints are advanced for the technic of recognizing pathologic tissues. The significance of ultraviolet radiation in bacteriology utilizing microinjections of fluorescent dyes and the colors certain organic and inorganic chemical compounds will produce under the influence of ultraviolet radiation are described. At least half of the book is devoted to the uses of ultraviolet radiation in criminology and police science, military, advertising, theatrical, mining and oil drilling applications. A list of firms is

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