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February 3, 1945

Radiation and Climatic Therapy of Chronic Pulmonary Diseases with Special Reference to Natural and Artificial Heliotherapy, X-Ray Therapy, and Climatic Therapy of Chronic Pulmonary Diseases and All Forms of Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1945;127(5):301. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860050049026

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This volume is intended for both the chest specialist and the general practitioner. It deals with light, x-ray and climatologic therapy as applied to chronic pulmonary diseases, including all forms of tuberculosis. The twenty-six chapters are prepared by twenty-three different authors. The section on light therapy consists of chapters on the physics of light radiation, physiologic action of light and sources of light. The section on artificial light therapy includes discussions of the effects of light from artificial sources on tuberculosis of the lungs, pleura, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, intestine, peritoneum, lymph nodes, urogenital organs, skin, middle ear and eye. The section on solar radiation and climatotherapy includes chapters on climate and weather effects on respiratory infections, solar radiation and climatotherapy in a cool, low altitude in the high, sunny Colorado Rockies, in the sunny Southwestern Desert, in a cold, moderate altitude, and solar radiation of tuberculosis in high, sunny altitudes.

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