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November 12, 1949

BURNS DUE TO FLUORESCENT LIGHT

JAMA. 1949;141(11):794. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910110046023

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Dr. R. Ralph Bresler in "Cutaneous Burns Due to Fluorescent Light" (J. A. M. A. 140:1334 [Aug. 27] 1949) mentions that there has been only one previous report of this condition.He would not, however, be expected to find a brief reference to the same condition in a more or less general review of occupational hazards. In such a review published in Clinics (3: 774-788, 1944) I stated, "Industrial physicians should always be on the alert for new hazards. I have already seen cases of cutaneous eruptions resulting from light sensitivities due to exposure to fluorescent light." This observation was made after seeing 2 proved cases of such eruption and 2 patients who failed to return for further observation.

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